HE. Charity and Social Enterprise Management, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #301 (WUR) Online
Keen and ambitious to thrive in the rapidly evolving third sector? The part-time Certificate of Higher Education in Charity and Social Enterprise Management can help. Study with us fully online, or with workshops in London or Cambridge.


This dynamic course offers you the chance to cultivate management and leadership skills pertinent to your existing role.

Developed following comprehensive consultations with the third sector, this two-year course is ideal whether you’re an employee, volunteer or trustee of a charity, social enterprise or co-operative.

Every organisation requires strong leadership and individuals equipped with the ability to make tough decisions – are you ready to step up?

The course will focus on learning in the workplace, with the materials you need to succeed easily accessed through our innovative Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

You can communicate with your tutors and fellow students online and attend optional workshops to help reinforce what you’ve learnt.

All projects and learning activities will be completed in your own time, but our friendly teaching staff are always on hand to support you throughout the course.

Importantly, despite learning remotely, distance is never a barrier.


Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Leadership and Management in the Third Sector

Designed to develop your knowledge of the functional requirements of a leadership role, this module puts forward a variety of techniques to help you to succeed in a continuously evolving environment.

Social Enterprise

Find out how your organisation can potentially generate additional income through increased commercial activity.

Financial Management in the Third Sector

Fancy improving your practical skills? This module will help you learn more about funding issues and sustainability improvements.

Marketing For Third Sector Organisations

Benefit from a comprehensive understanding of the principles that underpin marketing and work on developing a line of attack for marketing YOUR third sector organisation.

Human Resource Management in the Third Sector

This module will look at all aspects of human resource management from a third sector perspective.

Social Impact Management

How can charities and social enterprise measure the social, environmental and economic impacts of their work? This module introduces a selection of tools to measure impact and a practical analysis of the costs and benefits and how to manage each process.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need to be currently employed or volunteer in a third sector organisation.

You’re expected to have at least 100 points at A-level (or equivalent) and Maths and English GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above.

As a distance learner, you’ll also need a suitable computer with internet connection, together with sufficient IT competence to make effective use of word processing, internet and email.

If English is not your first language, you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    2350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2350 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2350 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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This course costs £2,350 per year, for 2 years. 


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