We help people use their personal strengths to build sustainable enterprises and achieve greater social impact

 Find out about learning and development programmes for individuals, organisations and networks in your local hub

Scotland Wales South Africa Australia China 

Pakistan  Italy  Malaysia

Starts February 2017

Leading Edge 2017


Designed by the sector for the sector, this programme provides protected space and support to build your leadership skills in line with your live issues and challenges. Exclusively for third sector senior managers.

Supported by: Chief Officers 3rd Sector

Starts 3 November 2016

Excelling in Leadership


We are pleased to announce a powerful new leadership experience offering the unique opportunity to collaborate with fellow Chief Officers. You will explore how to tackle the current and anticipated challenges of the Third Sector in Northern Ireland and internationally.

Supported by: Chief Officers 3rd Sector

Starts 24 January 2017

Stepping into Leadership


It is an ideal opportunity to strengthen your network within the Third Sector whilst you develop your leadership approach to strategy, change management and communicating direction in your team and organisation.

Supported by: Chief Officers 3rd Sector

Across the world people and organisations are creating social change

We are part of Scotland’s world class ecosystem of support for social enterprise and the third sector.

Responding to demand, we have been piloting a social franchise and Hub network to share our model and learn from others in Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia.

The story so far

"Change happened because of the conversations I had..."

Find out what learners experience on our learning and development programmes

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About the Academy

Learning & development for social change

Working with local partners, our peer learning programmes support individuals, organisations and networks to grow strong social enterprises, teams and communities.

More about the Academy

Take a look at our work in Scotland

Learning programmes are a vital part of Scotland's world class support infrastructure for the social enterprise sector.

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Programmes We Deliver

Programmes We Deliver

Take a look at our baseline programmes in leadership, enterprise, learning and social impact

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Track Record

Track Record

Find out about the Social Enterprise Academy's story and the people we've supported over the last 10 years

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Quality & Impact

Quality & Impact

99% of learners would recommend us to a friend - here's how we manage quality and impact

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Our Tutors

Our Tutors

Our network of social entrepreneur and specialist tutors are central to making programmes succeed

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