Plan Your Enterprise

Plan Your Enterprise Training Course

Level 1 Accredited Training Course

NOCN Planning and Reviewing

14 learning hours

1 credit towards NOCN Award in Employment, Training and Personal Development (QCF)


Course details

Plan Your Enterprise is a unique course ideal for women who have a business idea, and may have participated in other LWLE courses, but aren’t sure now how to move their business forward to make it a reality.

This isn’t a traditional ‘business planning’ course. It is geared to enabling women to learn how to set achievable goals, and plan achievable milestones and actions that will keep them motivated and focused as they work on transforming their dream of being self-employed into action. By learning about our ‘7 enterprise building blocks’ women also start to build solid foundations for building a successful enterprise during the course.

Volunteering Level 1

Accredited Volunteering Programme

Level 1 Accredited Training Course

NOCN Working as a Volunteer

27 learning hours

3 credits towards NOCN Award in Employment, Training and Personal Development (QCF)


Programme details

The Accredited Volunteering Programme is exclusively available to Women’s Trading Collective Member Volunteers currently, enabling members gain credits towards a Level 1 qualification through their volunteering activity.

Women are supported to understand how their role as a volunteer is contributing to the WTC, to The Millin Charity, and to their own personal development, and to develop confidence and independence while they work.

Short Skills Courses

Short Training Courses

Non-Accredited Training

Course details

Short training courses in areas such as craft and sewing provide opportunities for women to unearth new skills, and stimulate new ideas for products that can be created for sale. These courses also effectively provide a ‘soft entry point’ for women who have not yet considered self-employment, but aspire to meet new people and learn new skills.

The concept of enterprise is introduced through course delivery, and participants are encouraged to enrol to participate in enterprise-based training. Short training courses can be tailored to the specific needs of communities, and to complement existing programme and project delivery.

Business Workshops

Volunteer-Led Workshops

Non-Accredited Training

Workshop details

We run a regular and varied programme of workshops, in the main led by volunteer female entrepreneurs who are specialists in their own fields. These workshops take two forms (and sometimes combine to cover both outcomes):

  • ‘Sharing Enterprise Skills’ workshops that add depth to the more structured enterprise-based learning, by sharing knowledge in the specifics of running a business – examples have included setting up a shop on ebay, how to develop a logo on a shoestring, doing business on facebook and visual merchandising techniques;
  • ‘Inspiring Others’ workshops through which women share their own experience of running a business and the journey they took to get there. These workshops serve to inspire and motivate participants, and usually end with an open discussion during which women have the chance to ask questions, within the group or on a one to one basis.