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Help to Grow

Develop the practical skills you need to take your business to the next level with the Help to Grow Management Course. Over the the twelve-week programme, you will produce a growth plan tailored to meeting your business' potential.

Designed to fit around full-time work, the curriculum will develop your capabilities in leadership, innovation, digital adoption, marketing, responsible business and financial management.

As London's flexible, evening higher education provider, Birkbeck is accredited by the Small Business Charter to deliver the government funded Help to Grow programme.

Join us for an information session

  • Come along to an information session and find out more about how the programme will be delivered at Birkbeck, meet the staff who will be teaching the course and ask any questions you might have.
  • Book your free place.

WHAT IS THE HELP TO GROW MANAGEMENT COURSE?

  • Eight facilitated two-hour sessions (online)
  • Four practical, face-to-face workshops
  • Ten hours of personalised one-to-one support from an experienced mentor
  • Peer networking with fellow business leaders
  • Access to the Help to Grow Alumni Programme, including speaker events, business clinics and networking opportunities

HOW MUCH DOES THE COURSE COST?

  • The Help to Grow Management Programme is 90% funded by the government, meaning the cost to individuals is just £750.

WHO CAN APPLY?

  • Eligible businesses must be a small or medium-sized enterprise based in the UK employing between 5 and 249 people. SMEs must have been operational for at least one year and not be a charity.
  • Only one person per business can attend the programme and the applicant must be a senior decision maker in the organisation, such as the Chief Executive, Finance Director, Operations Director.

WHY BIRKBECK?

  • Founded in 1823, Birkbeck has almost 200 years' experience in delivering flexible, evening education that fits around the working lives of our students. We understand that business leaders are busy and we are committed to helping you succeed alongside your other commitments.
  • We recognise the unique challenges facing SMEs. Our academics engage with industry to ensure our teaching meets the needs of modern day organisations. Discover more through our Centre for Professional Development.

Register your interest

  • If you or your business is interested in the Help to Grow programme at Birkbeck, please to register your interest.