Company Information

The Academy started in Scotland in 2004 and since then we've supported over 7,500 people with learning and development opportunities.

We are a social enterprise and charity, with teams in Central and Southern Scotland and the Highlands and Islands. Our tutor network is spread across the whole country so that we can deliver programmes in communities everywhere.


Key statistics 2004 - 2015

  • 7500 learners from over 1500 organisations
  • Delivered over 740 programmes
  • 30 associate tutors from across Scotland
  • Worked with over 500 primary, secondary and additional support needs schools
  • Supported over 1000 teachers to understand social enterprise
  • Delivered learning on every island in the Highlands



Find out about key moments at the Academy since we started in 2004.

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Funders & Supporters

We're incredibly grateful to our funders and supporters who have helped us grow over the last 10 years.

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Hub Network and Social Franchises

Find out more about our social franchising approach and collaborations with hub partners.

Visit our Core website


Legal Information

The Social Enterprise Academy is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. 272855 and a Scottish Charity SC035936

Registered Office: Thorn House, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR



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