Help to Grow: Management

School of Business

As a small business enterprise, you will develop your strategic skills. This will allow you to increase your productivity, resilience and capacity to innovate

Date of entry

December 2024

Start date
Monday 16 December 2024
12 weeks (part time)
Online / Dundee City Campus
90% funded for your business

Places on this course are 90% funded by the UK Government. Participants are charged a joining fee of £750.

Sign up to find out how this programme has helped business owners.


Some businesses based in the Tay Cities region may be eligible for support from the Tay Cities SME Skills Fund, administered by D&A College

This course is designed with support from industry, using real-world case studies from British businesses. The course will combine in-person and online teaching, designed to be manageable alongside full-time work.

It is delivered in 50 hours over a 12-week period, during which you will receive 10 hours of one-to-one support from a mentor to develop a business growth plan. This also includes 8 hours of peer-to-peer learning.

You’ll also get access to a network of fellow business professionals that have taken part in Help to Grow Management, and the opportunity to join their community, attend events, network, and peer support throughout the duration of your course and beyond.


Businesses with 5-249 employees, that have been operating for 1+ years and based in the UK are eligible. Participants should be senior decision-makers within the business (e.g. Chief Executive, Finance Director etc.).

If your business employs between 10 and 249 people, you can send up to two participants on the course.

Charities are not eligible.

portrait of Mhairi Towler
“Taking part in 'Help to Grow' has helped me carve out the time to think more strategically about the direction of my business and reconnected me with the initial vision. The blended learning approach was very flexible, allowing me to choose when that thinking time was. Discussions with other business leaders in my cohort were also very valuable. Finally, having access to a mentor held me accountable to my growth action plan.”

Dr. Mhairi Towler, Founder & CEO of Vivomotion


To find out more, or talk to someone about getting involved, please email