Cambridge launches Advanced Diploma in Entrepreneurship


To inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, the University of Cambridge is offering an exciting new opportunity to aspiring entrepreneurs to gain a recognised qualification in Entrepreneurship.

The Advanced Diploma in Entrepreneurship, jointly created by Professional Studies at the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)* and the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL) based at Judge Business School, will start in September 2009.


It provides entrepreneurial individuals the chance to achieve the high quality and specific learning required for a University of Cambridge programme at the same time as being actively supported in the pursuit of a business venture whether this is a technology, creative or social enterprise.


The Advanced Diploma harnesses all the resources, knowledge and networks built up over ten years of producing increasingly successful programmes in entrepreneurship and helping fledgling entrepreneurs develop their wings. Students will benefit from practical learning via experienced entrepreneurs that underpins CfEL’s teaching philosophy.


The Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, Dr Shai Vyakarnam, said: We are very proud of our track record at the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning. This is the right time to offer students this programme because we have refined our learning methods, developed exceptional course materials and established an enviable reputation in the field of entrepreneurship education. Plus there is a real market need for a Diploma based on sound materials.


The Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) also brings extensive expertise in delivering programmes designed to assist career development. Sharon Collins, Director of Professional Studies at ICE, said: “Professional Studies offers the experience of developing and delivering courses for professionals using a blend of face-to-face teaching and e-learning which complements the entrepreneurial training developed by CfEL. We are confident this programme can facilitate individuals on their entrepreneurial journey while also providing a credible qualification.”  


The programme is equally applicable to postgraduate students and to those currently in the workforce. It will be of interest to those responsible for developing transferable skills, and to employers looking to build skills and create an enterprising culture within an established organisation.


Applications are being taken now and prospective students are encouraged to sign up soon to secure one of the limited places on the first course. If you need further information, please contact Professional Studies on 01223 760860 or email


*The Advanced Diploma in Entrepreneurship is awarded by the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


About CfEL:


Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL)


The Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL), part of Judge Business School, aims to spread the spirit of enterprise to both the University of Cambridge community and to wider national and international audiences through the creation and delivery of a range of educational activities that inspire and build skills in the practise of entrepreneurship. The Centre collaborates with over 200 experienced entrepreneurs, innovators and other practitioners to provide relevant, credible and practical training. Around 40 courses, events and programmes in entrepreneurship are run per year and attended by 2000 + students and delegates.


Advanced Diploma Course Director: Dr Jo Mills


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About ICE:


Professional Studies at the University of Cambridge provides a range of credit and non-credit programmes, qualifications and education designed for professionals wishing to extend their initial study, update their knowledge and skills or to undertake career development or change.


Professional Studies is a division of the Institute of Continuing Education which offers a large and flexible programme of part-time learning opportunities for adults. As a well-founded academic Department of the University of Cambridge, the Institute is committed both to the highest standards of excellence, and to ensuring that the University's unparalleled academic strengths and resources are made available to as many interested learners as possible.


Tel: 01223 760860; Email:; Web:



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The Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School aims to inspire, enable and research entrepreneurship.

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