rural enterprise hub

the next step

graduate to a bespoke sse course

The School for Social Entrepreneurs was founded in 1997 by Michael Young, (Lord Dartington). Since 2009 SSE Dartington has produced tailor-made courses designed to provide an intensive complete package to meet the needs of the new social entrepreneur, plus to help existing businesses expand their social entrepreneurial side.

In partnership with the School for Social Entrepreneurs we are offering a bespoke training programme aimed at entrpreneurs across Devon. This programme is FREE!! 

The training is aimed at both start-ups and already established businesses looking at their next steps. So there are two pathways to choose from, see below for course content.

Yes, the SSE courses are primarily targeted at businesses that have a social or not-for-private-profit motive, but needless to say, the methods of establishing and making a success of such a venture are largely the same as for establishing a traditional business.


The training days run from 9.30am – 4.30pm and are being delivered at Devon Communities Together Offices:

Unit 3 & 4 Cranmere Close, Matford Business Park, Exeter, EX2 8PW

All we ask is that participants can make all 5 days of their pathway.

To take part in this journey, all you need to do is let us know that you are interested and available for all 5 days of your training pathway. 

There are only 20 places available on the course and so we are asking interested entrepreneurs to let us know they are interested in a place by filling out the survey below.

If you have any questions or would like to know more contact or call 01392 248 919


  • 3 & 4 Cranmere Court, Lustleigh Close, Matford Business Park, Exeter, EX2 8PW
  • 01392 248919
  • Registered Charity No: 1074047
  • VAT Registration No: 942 0496 27
  • Company Registration No: 3694095