Writtle University College and ARU have merged. Writtle’s full range of college, degree, postgraduate and short courses will still be delivered on the Writtle campus. See our guide to finding Writtle information on this site.


For over two decades, 3rd Sector Futures has been designing and delivering learning programmes for managers in charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises, including those working in local authority or health service spin-outs.

Most notably we delivered a Certificate in Higher Education: Charity & Social Enterprise Management (2010-2020) which provided an accredited route for third sector managers to acquire management skills and consisted of six modules:

  • Third Sector Leadership & Management
  • Marketing
  • HR Management
  • Finance
  • Social Enterprise
  • Social Impact Assessment

All of these modules were designed and delivered by sector experts to contribute to organisational impact as well as personal development, and the learning materials have since been adapted successfully for short course delivery both online and face-to-face.

If you are interested in commissioning us to deliver third sector leadership training in your area, please email [email protected]

What previous students say

"I feel way more competent than at the beginning of the course. My outlook in particular on business practice has changed."
"It's given me the confidence to investigate and consider a wider range of potential roles in terms of advancing my career."
"The course gives managers a chance to reflect on their role and think about developing their skills. The tutors have been a huge help."