Join us for our new Community Shares Practitioner Training Programme 2019

30th Aug 2019

We're excited to announce that the next practitioner training programme will be starting in October 2019. The programme is designed for consultants and practitioners interested in joining our growing cohort of Community Shares Practitioners who are licensed to award the Community Shares Standard Mark.

You can also choose just to attend the workshops at a reduced cost to improve your knowledge and confidence on all things community shares. 

Where: Triodos Bank, Deanery Rd, Bristol BS1 5AS

When: Initial introductory webinar followed by four workshops held between 11.15am – 4.45pm.

You should be able to attend all workshop sessions in person.

10th October: Introductory webinar (11am – 1pm)

7th November: Community engagement

12th December: Business model

16th January 2020: Governance

6th February 2020: Share Offer documents and Standard Mark

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Deadline: Final deadline to apply is Friday 13th September but applications will be considered on a rolling basis so apply soon to guarantee your place. 

Practitioner Pathways

Training workshops only

  • The programme is aimed at people who provide business and funding support in the social, community and voluntary sectors or who are involved in running co-operative or community enterprises themselves. However, it assumes no prior knowledge or experience of community shares.
  • Following the programme, participants have the option of continuing their development to be accredited as either Registered or Licenced community shares practitioners.

Registered Practitioner

  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of community shares standards by:
    • Completing all five training programme workshops
    • One satisfactory Standard Mark assessment (peer review)
  • Featured on the community shares practitioner directory as a registered practitioner and confident in advising community groups on share offers.
  • Access to community shares practitioner peer support group with monthly online meet-ups.
  • Unable to award the Community Shares Standard Mark on behalf of the CSU.

Licensed Practitioner

  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of community shares standards by:
    • Completing all five training programme workshops
    • Assessment of client case study assignment
    • Three satisfactory Standard Mark assessments, at least one as lead reviewer
  • Featured on the community shares practitioner directory as a licensed practitioner and experienced in advising groups on share offers.
  • Access to community shares practitioner peer support group with monthly online meet-ups.
  • Able to award the Community Shares Standard Mark on behalf of the CSU.

Fees:

The following fees are all subject to VAT at the standard rate of 20%.

  • Training workshops only                      £1,000 + VAT
  • Registered practitioner                         £1,250 + VAT
  • Licensed practitioner                            £2,000 + VAT

To find out more about the format and content of the training programme, please see our Standard Mark for Practitioners page or contact us at csu@uk.coop.  

We are able to cover some places on the programme through a bursary scheme supported by Power to Change. You will still have to fund your travel to the workshops. These bursaries are aimed at freelance individuals who are actively involved with a community business. Please indicate on your application form if you would like to be considered for a bursary.

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