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.