These courses are offered by the University of Cumbria to students or graduates and are aimed at offering practical, hands-on entrepreneurial education. Each course is certificated and if the required number are successfully completed, an overarching entrepreneurship graduate certificate will be granted.
However, certification aside, the programmes are designed to help students begin to actually develop a venture as they learn and practice how. What is more, the milestones in this venture building process act as the course assignments, which together with the quizzes contribute to the grade awarded to the student.
The programmes are offered online with some opportunities to meet in a "digital classroom" at certain stages of the courses. Within the programme framework (set start and finish dates) students are able to undertake the programme in their own time.