Our global Social Enterprise Qualification, which aims to accredit social enterprise learning for people of all ages, has now reached 1,000 learners! This means that there are 1,000 people across the world who have registered to undertake the Social Enterprise Qualification, which is available at Bronze, Silver and Gold level (this is the equivalent to a Level 1 award, Level 2 award and a Level 2 certificate on the Qualifications and Credit Framework respectively).
Some fantastic one off and long lasting projects have come out of the SEQ, including ‘Jargo’, a mobile phone app developed by Amber Webster after Aster Housing Group delivered the qualification, which aims to translate Polish to English for the company’s largely foreign customer base. This Gold SEQ learner won an award for the innovative design and product.
Young people in Uganda also took part in the Silver SEQ, and made clothes which they sold to the local community. This programme was supported by Uganda’s Private Education Development Network to support the homeless and juvenile offenders.
We’ve worked with a wide range of organisations, from prison establishments including HMP Dartmoor, to Aston Villa Football Club, youth centres and schools. Read more of our case studies on our website.
The SEQ was piloted in 2011 and officially launched in 2012, and has been developed in partnership with SFEDI Awards. You can find out more about the SEQ and how it can benefit learners by visiting seq.realideas.org