L7 Certificate in Social Enterprise Management (30 Credits)

CertificateSocial Enterprise Management

Part Time
Cork Road
1 year

The Certificate in Social Enterprise Management aims to develop participants' knowledge, skills, self-confidence and effectiveness as managers of social enterprises.  Throughout this course participants will develop an understanding of how to manage a social enterprise and the role of the social enterprise manager.  The course is delivered using group work methods with a focus on shared learning, where participants are encouraged together to develop their knowledge and skills of social enterprise management.  The lecturers will challenge the participants to become positive agents of change with their individual social enterprise context.  

This is a special purpose award and on successful completion of this programme, graduates may apply for entry onto other programmes within WIT and other Higher Education Institutes in light of their qualifications and the entry criteria of individual programmes. 


1 year Friday 10 am – 5 pm 


Certificate in Social Enterprise Management

In order to facilitate the delivery of programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic, module outline and order may change slightly for the academic year 2020/2021.

Please click on each module in the following list for a detailed description

Semester 1

Introduction to Social Enterprise (5 credits)
Financial Management and Governance for Social Enteprises (5 credits)
Human Resource Management for Social Enteprises (5 credits)

Semester 2

Leadership and Management of Social Enteprises (10 credits)
Marketing, PR and Communications for Social Enteprise (5 credits)


100% Continuous Assessment

Applicants must have:

  • Higher Certificate (120 credits, Level 6) or equivalent
  • Access to a social enteprise in which to apply their learning
  • Access to a computer and internet



Fees:   €1110 to be paid in two equal instalments. €555 (50%) to be paid at the beginning of each semester (September 2020, January 2021)

Programme Administrator

Joan Mangan

Email: [email protected]

Course Leader

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