Employment and Enterprise courses for women. No matter what stage you’re at, we are here to help you thrive. On our courses, ranging from six weeks up to 12-months,  alongside learning new skills and growing existing skills, you will find peer-support, accountability and encouragement – and new friends.

We also deliver some of our courses online so, simply choose the course below that’s right for you to get started. Not sure which course is right for you? Give us a call on 01524 383846

changing direction, the growing club


Employment & enterprise skills for women who are unemployed/in low-paid work and ready to make a change.

business start up, the growing club


The Business Start Up course is a 6 month course for those who are ready to start a business.

business growth, the growing club


Business Growth is a sustainable growth programme for women running a small or micro business.

Online Courses

Visit our online courses hub to start learning at your own pace with out independent learning courses.

We offer online business courses for the Business Start Up and Business Growth courses. We also run a variety of self-paced mini-courses to support business owners learn new skills. More courses will be launching in Autumn 2022.

Interested in Mentor Training?

The Growing Club runs Mentor Training Courses for business owners to support our start-up group. This is a comprehensive training course that will strengthen your leadership skills, support your CPD and enable you to apply for paid mentoring opportunities.

Mentor Training Courses

This opportunity is for you if you:

  • Run a business
  • Have been trading for at least 3 years.
  • Can remember how hard the first few years can be!
  • Want to support a woman starting her own small business
  • Can commit to a face-to-face/Zoom session an hour a month for three years
  • Understand the importance of mentoring as a tool of empowerment

The training is free if you commit to working with your mentee for a full year. If we have spaces available we can open this up to others at a cost of £750.

Training delivered by Nicola Combe and Sarah Ludford.

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