Professional development for social enterprise practitioners

We provide professional development programmes for practitioners, business development workers and other types of support providers, leading to ILM VRQ Level 5 Certificate in Social Enterprise Support. The qualification was developed by Baker Brown Associates in partnership with Social Enterprise London in 2006-7.


In it most recent review of VRQs the ILM took the decision to retire the qualification. Final registration of candidates must be made by the end of June 2018, with final awards made by June 2021.


We have therefore decided to run a final programme, in either London or Bristol, starting in October 2018. It  will consist of nine one-day workshops, held monthly until June 2019. Enrolment must be completed by 22 June 2018. Further details and an enrolment form can be downloaded here

In-house training

Our in-house service covers everything from the design and delivery of   in-house training events, through to the full training needs analyses and professional development planning for everyone involved in your organisation.


Baker Brown associates

Social Enterprise Practitioner Training

Baker Brown Associates, 31 Ambrose Road, Bristol BS8 4RJ UK

Tel 0117 9250824  email