Course Audience

The course is designed for those interested in using a community-based approach to address, reduce, end or prevent conflict or cultural indifferences including for VET and Enterprise Support providers and community development organisations working with those from vulnerable backgrounds/those in interface zones.

The course will look at the emerging enterprise models and the skills needed to effectively recruit and teach entrepreneurship to participants from vulnerable backgrounds and fragmented communities, finding new ways to build inclusive communities through enterprise.

For those interested in getting disadvantaged groups involved in communities, the course will help them gain a better understanding of the actual industry, how to develop the skills, and how to empower individuals to make a positive impact on a personal level (change people’s lives) but also in terms of greater community cohesion and wider economic development.

The materials are designed for various uses. The course can be delivered as a complete curriculum or parts of it might be integrated to supplement other courses. All materials are provided as open source and each section of this course of­fers a variety of additional online materials such as case studies and activities about the topic.

As some learners might want to learn the content (or just parts of it) individually, all mod­ules and additional learning resources are pro­vided online.

Teachers and tutors can also use the course on their own for professional development. In­formation about how we suggest the materials can be used are provided at the beginning of each trainers guide for each module.

The course can be used in a classroom envi­ronment as well as a self-contained distance learning course.

Course Components

The syllabus of the Enterprise in Interface classroom course is di­vided into five different units called modules, each of them focusing on different aspects of enterprise in interface:

Module 1: Enterprise as a Community Change Driver

Module 2: New Models of Community enterprise

Module 3: Existing Supports

Module 4: Communications and Connections

Module 5: Key to Success- Finding a Community Champion

Each Module has three different training resources:.

  1. A PowerPoint/PDF Presentation – again this is to be used in conjunction with the Tutor’s Guide, this is a suggested course and includes the materials and activities. If it is your first time delivering the course, this is a good starting point.
  2. Trainer’s Guide- such materials can add value and compliment the learner’s the presentations.
  3. Learners Workbook- each module has a workbook that compliments each PowerPoint and other resources.

You can download the course (PowerPoints, Learner Workbooks and a Trainer’s Guide) as a zip file.

Although the Enterprise in Interface classroom course is designed as a complete curriculum, each module can be used as a stand-alone session. Therefore, each module starts with a basic introduction about the topic which can be skipped if you use more than one module or the whole course.

You do not need to use the materials in any particular order. If you want to concentrate on a specific topic you can jump in at your point of interest – although using the whole course is suggested.

Download the Classroom Course

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