Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise

We are offering this stimulating Rural Development FETAC Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Social Enterprise as part of a suite of Tailor-made Rural & Community Development Activation Programmes.
Essentially our course enables motivated entrepreneurs and local animator’s ideas into value in various environments. You will hone your ability to generate and implement new ideas and lead innovative teams and organisations.

This course is engaging, interactive, and full of useful practices and strategies that you can apply immediately:

  • Achieve the knowledge, skill and competence required to be a successful entrepreneur
  • Adopt an entrepreneurial approach to business or social enterprise
  • Create social innovation activities in various environments


The course can be delivered in various locations around Ireland and on request in rural areas. Participants will experience a broad range knowledge delivered in traditional and non-traditional methods by industry professionals who are themselves Entrepreneurs. This course is for you if you are driven, want to increase you income, more independence, and/or maintaining income or no other option for work.

This course is practical, enabling and creative platform that will encourage and empower entrepreneurs to animate business and new enterprises.


Course content:

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence relevant to the theory and practice of entrepreneurship and to adopt an entrepreneurial approach to business and or social innovation activities, operating independently while under general direction. Learners will be able to:

  • Examine the principles of entrepreneurship within a range of business and social innovation environments.
  • Describe the modern concepts of business and social entrepreneurship, to include national and international examples.
  • Describe the historical development of entrepreneurship in different cultures and how it has evolved over time.
  • Assess the personal, social and technical skills, values and attributes that are needed by an entrepreneur in a particular industry, social environment or organisations.
  • Identify opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship in a particular field or area of work.
  • Plan an innovative approach to a particular entrepreneurial problem, task or project, to include identifying required skills, potential obstacles, strategies to handle risk, and coming up with an innovative response to issues/problems that arise.
  • Calculate resource requirements for a particular task or project, to include human, financial, physical and technical resources.
  • Engage in entrepreneurial work, to include implementing and monitoring innovative strategies and solutions.
  • Demonstrate entrepreneurial skills, values and attributes while working on a task or project.
  • Evaluate the short- to medium-term impact of an entrepreneurial approach to a task or project, to include areas for improvement and opportunities for further growth.