The Third Way

"The Third Way (T3W): Development of a new curriculum that supports and promotes Social Enterprise as a destination of choice for European vocational and higher education graduates"

The Third Way aims to...

“To create innovative and accessible learning programmes that support understanding and awareness of social enterprise. The curriculum devised will be available in digital form such as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) or through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) via a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) as well as delivered as innovative face-to-face programmes of study.”

Our Modules

Introductory Module

Information coming soon…

Management and Leadership

A review of leadership styles and theories, strategic management and related tools that are relevant to the Third Sector. There will also be an evaluation of leadership and management ideologies.

Funding and Tendering

An analysis of sources of funding, including social investment and crowd-funding and how to write effective bids and tenders.

Financial Management

To ensure an understanding of key accounting and financial terms including profit and loss, value, surplus, effective accounting and book-keeping and the application of ratios in decision making.

Business Skills

The module highlights the importance of planning and working to strategic aims and objectives. A review of tools to enable planning an positioning of the social enterprise.

Marketing using Social Media

One of the most accessible and cheapest ways to promote the activities and services of the social enterprise sector is the use of a platform such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others What is the best way to use these tools effectively?

Project Management

The module presents the approaches and tools necessary to ensure the management of a project towards successful completion in terms of outputs and outcomes.

Governance and Human Relations

A review of the legislation, corporate structures and employment relationships, and the societal change, that affects relationships in the workplace.

Our partners

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What our partners have to say

It's really great to work together in this EU team of professionals. I strongly believe we can support a lot of entrepreneurs with those training modules.
Rob de With
From the Netherlands
There is a need for a better understanding how our economy is changing. Two main trends seem to be most relevant which are digital transformation and the new economic approach provided by social businesses. The Third Way Project does provide sound information derived from recent research in a way that it fits the needs of many young professionals and graduate students from both vocational training and higher education.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Köhler
From Germany
I am really pleased to be involved in the project and with this team. I believe this partnership is making a lasting contribution to the support of social enterprise across Europe.
Allan Michael Lawrence
From the UK