ONLINE COURSES & WORKSHOPS
Teaching community business skills
Our affordable online courses are designed specifically for community businesses, to help you start and run your own sustainable social enterprise.Find out more
We’re specialists when it comes to community businessesW e have twenty years’ experience advising and supporting community businesses. Now we’re making that expertise accessible to more people through affordable online classes, so you can access the information you need to make your enterprise as successful and sustainable as possible.
You can take our classes at your own pace, share the workload with your group and tap into a network of other community businesses who are also taking classes.
Our first two courses are focused on raising money through community shares. Scroll on for all the details. We look forward to welcoming you to class!
Our Featured Courses
Created from scratch to help you get the key skills and information you need
Not sure where to start? Learn which course is best for you.
Why learn with us?
Get the skills you need
Our courses are designed to make effective use of your valuable volunteer time
Accessible and flexible
Blitz the courses if you’re in a rush or go at your own pace, at home or on the move
Varied learning materials
Videos, information sheets, exercises and podcasts to fit all learning styles
Which course is right for you?
Frequently asked questions
What is the Community Business School?The Community Business School was created by The Community Shares Company, to share our knowledge and expertise about planning, starting, financing and running a community business. We have twenty year’s worth of experience which we wanted to make accessible to more people, so more communities can take control of the assets that matter to them.
Who can take your courses?Anyone! But it’s worth noting that our courses are designed for learners who are actively involved in a group that’s working towards creating a community business or already running a community business.
Are your courses accredited?No, but they were created by people who are. For example, Dave Boyle has a Level 5 professional and vocational qualification in advising social enterprises.