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Award in Working with Apprentices/Volunteers for Social Enterprises

Delivered by Universita’ Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

This module explores the way the social sector may work with Apprentices and/or Volunteers, training and involving them in order to allow them to be satisfied and prepared. During the module, practical methodologies will be introduced and discussed with the participants, either as stand-alone or as group process, using up-to-date technological tools.

Hosting volunteers and apprentices is an important opportunity for social enterprises because allows them to relax two important constraints: the lack of financial resources and the lack of human resources. Furthermore, to increase innovation and finally their network.

The main idea is to promote within the Social enterprises the habit to host regularly and in sufficient numbers of volunteers and to train trainees, to develop a methodology to involved in the best way volunteers and apprentices, to organize a monitoring and evaluation of this activity, to organize the recruitment activity based on hosting volunteers and apprentices and finally to get this opportunity to wider the social enterprises’ network.


1.The importance of hosting Apprentices and Volunteers in general

2. Who are the Apprentices and Volunteers, and which is their perspectives?

3. The importance of hosting Apprentices and Volunteers for the Social   Enterprises

4. Selection of Apprentices and Volunteers

5. Managing Apprentices and Volunteers

6. Tools for training apprentices and Volunteers

    Learning Outcomes

    At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

    a) The importance of interns and volunteers

    b) To select interns and volunteers

    c) To manage interns and volunteers

    d) To manage a team composed by staff and interns/volunteers

    e) To valorize interns/volunteers

    f) To translate interns/volunteers in staff

    ECTS Credits : 4

    Duration : 3 Weeks

    Assessment Methods:

    • Assignment / Case-Study – 1 (Contributes towards 60% of the module)
    • Forum Discussions – 2 (Contributes towards 20% of the module)
    • Tutorial Participation – 2 tutorial sessions (Contributes towards 20% of the module)

    50% Marks in aggregate from the course works is required for getting pass in the module.

    Registration Link: https://forms.office.com/e/Btvb30TM7q

    Course Details

    Programme: Undergraduate Higher Diploma in Social Entrepreneurship

    Credits: 4 ECTS

    EQF/MQF: Level 5

    *European Qualification Framework/Malta Qualification Framework

     Duration: 3 weeks

    Delivery: Online & Blended

    Price: Online – Eur 310 &  Blended – Eur 410