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Edventure Start-Up Course

13th Sep 2021 @ 09:00 - 3rd Dec 2021 @ 12:30


A practical, part-time, 11-week course. Set up a real community enterprise as part of a team. Gain transferable skills from real experience.

Who we are looking for:

Are you up for a challenge? Do you learn best by doing? Do you want to make your ideas happen?

We’re looking for people who are open to working with others from diverse backgrounds and want to learn from each other as much as from the course. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve finished studying at University or dropped out of college, whether you are 18 or 35 years old, whether you are unemployed or want to make a career change.

This course could be of particular interest if one or more of the following:

  • interested in starting up or working within a business or social enterprise.
  • keen to work within the community sector and want to develop leadership and facilitation skills.
  • up for trying new things and making something positive happen.

We are looking forward to hearing from anyone who feels that they can both learn from the experience, and bring skills and passion to the project. 

Covid-19 Update:

In this time, it is more important than ever that young people are given opportunities to keep an eye on their futures, to engage with the big questions of our times, and to help and contribute to society. We hope to be able to deliver this course in real life in our Hub.  If that’s not possible, we have an outdoor classroom.  We are also equipped to respond to the situation and have an alternative delivery method prepared.

Past Challenges:

Please click here for a 4 minute video of a typical Edventure: Start-Up Challenge

Previous student teams have started-up: 

SHARE – A Library of Things

Community Fridge: Frome

The Welshmill Hub

Remakery: Frome

Frome Wardrobe Collective

Make: Shed Frome

ding! Frome

Loop: Frome

Edspace Living

This Challenge:

On our upcoming Edventure Start-Up Course, a team of students will be challenged to create a viable social enterprise on local land to grow healthy food in ethical, sustainable ways that both regenerate the soil and provide an income for local people who’ve fallen through the net.


There is no fixed course cost, but it isn’t free either. Once you have received a conditional offer after the interview, your challenge will be to help raise funds and resources for the start-up you will be working on. You can set your own target as to how much you think you are able to raise (dependent on circumstances, your support network etc). 

Dates and times:

Start-Up runs for 11 weeks on Monday-Thursday from 9.15am-2.45pm.


Please fill out the short form. You’ll receive an autoresponder email. Scroll to the bottom and find the link to arrange an informal chat so that we can confirm whether we can offer you a place. Places are given on a rolling basis – apply early for the best chance to get a place. 

What previous Start-Up students say

Please click here for a 3.5 minute video featuring previous Edventure: Start-Up students.


13th Sep 2021 @ 09:00
3rd Dec 2021 @ 12:30
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07548 014066


Edventure: Frome
The Welsh Mill Hub
Frome, England BA11 2LE
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