Catapult Course FAQs

Eager to jump headfirst into the exciting world of portfolio careers? This track is for anyone looking for a bit of direction or refinement. We’ll provide a broad overview of what’s possible and help you determine your monetisable skills to start generating more income.

Catapult is an eight-week intensive and practical course that provides you with the knowledge, tools, inspiration, and accountability you need to successfully launch your portfolio career.

The course is split into two tracks: the
Foused Track, which is geared towards more specialised portfolio professionals, and the Generalist Track which provides a broader overview and helps you figure out how to monetise your skills.

We get that a lot. Check out this handy article with more information about what a portfolio career can look like.

We’ve updated the framework for Catapult to ensure that it is as flexible as possible to help those who have full-time responsibilities – whether that’s work, family, etc.

All the lessons are pre-recorded – which means you can watch those whenever best suits.

This is an intensive course, but with it you gain access to the support and ongoing learning as you continue your journey beyond Catapult.

We set our cohort dates so that everyone has a chance to meet and collaborate in groups. As soon as one cohort begins, the next cohort dates will be made available so you’ll be able to join another group fairly quickly.

Once you’re signed up to your cohort, you’ll have access to your group and the learning materials so you can always get a head start!

All learning sessions are pre-recorded and available for you to watch at your own pace. The live group discussions, however, will not be recorded, so we encourage you to attend those where you can.

If you only want to focus on certain modules, you can dip in and out of the course as you wish. For instance, if you have already started working as a freelancer, you might prefer to skip some modules.

Select the date you want to attend and book your place here.

You can join for a one-off fee of £395 or pay £39/month for our Pioneer membership and get Catapult included for free.
Once you’ve signed up, you get access to the pre-recorded modules and live discussions, plus all recordings and ongoing support after you complete the course.

The live discussion sessions are all run via Zoom online. Calendar invites, email reminders, and pre and post session communications will all come from [email protected] – remember to add this email to your safe senders list if your spam filters are a little sensitive. If at any time you have a question, drop us a message and we’ll do our best to help.

You’ll benefit from an extensive, all-in-one curriculum that covers everything from deciding on your portfolio approach; to setting up a website; to negotiating your first contract and budgeting your finances. You can see a full breakdown of the course curriculum on the individual track pages.

Focused Track | Generalist Track

This course is an immersive mix of online and pre-recorded sessions to ensure a flexible and informative learning experience.

During the first and last weeks, you’ll be broken up into your chosen tracks and you’ll benefit from a tailored lesson based on your particular learning goals. For weeks 2-7, you’ll learn as a wider cohort, which gives you more opportunity to build your network and connect with other learners. Each module consists of activities that will help you further develop your portfolio career. We will then review these activities as a group in our weekly live discussion sessions. This means you get personalised feedback on your work and are supported by a peer group. You become part of the community immediately and learn from others who are on a similar journey.

The key figures are:

  • 8 hours of recorded learning you can watch at your own pace
  • 8 hours of live group discussion
  • 30+ new peers

You will complete one module per week, for eight weeks. Each module will have a 1.5 hour learning session and you can expect to spend between 30-60 minutes on the pre and post session activities per module.

Catapult is aimed at anyone looking to make a change in their career. You may be considering your options, have already started a portfolio career, or be somewhere in between.

If you’ve already started as a freelancer or have a side hustle, you may want some extra support and guidance in certain areas. If you’re facing redundancy or are looking to build a new career path for yourself, we can help you create your portfolio career from scratch.

You don’t have to do all the modules. You may wish to only do some of the modules that directly apply to you if you’ve already started working as a freelancer, for example.

Live discussion sessions for every module means you get personalised feedback on your work and are supported by your peer group. This is to ensure you feel part of the community immediately and learn from others who are on a similar journey. Although we understand if you can’t commit to this because of other responsibilities or being in a different time zone, we would recommend you attend all the sessions.

No, you don’t have to be in the UK. We pre-record each of the main lessons and ensure that the live discussions happen at a time convenient for the widest number of people. If there is demand, we will look to create other time-zone friendly sessions. Get in touch with a member of the team if you’d like to see other times available

We offer two different payment methods for our Catapult course – a one off fee of £395 or access to Catapult through our monthly Pioneer membership which costs £39/month.

When you pay the one off fee, you instantly become a free member of our community, which means you can build a profile and will be able to attend free community events. If you choose to pay through the Pioneer membership, you benefit from free access to any additional masterclasses or training sessions we offer. In both instances, you will also have access to the learning suite for your cohort for the lifetime of your membership.

We totally understand that you may be balancing several roles, which is why we pre-record the module lessons. That way, you can fit your learning around other schedule commitments. All recorded sessions will be available to view at your leisure and are accessed via the learning suite and from your cohort’s group under “course”.

All of our learning sessions are pre-recorded. The live discussions, on the other hand, will not be recorded, so we encourage you to join where you can. If you cannot attend a live session, you are welcome to attend the session at a later date, just keep in mind that you will be doing so with a different cohort.

We are all learning together, and we want to hear from you if you are having any difficulties. Please contact [email protected] and we’ll endeavour to answer any questions as quickly as possible.

Each cohort will be capped at 60, with smaller breakout groups for more intimate discussions during the course. This will give you the opportunity to meet a variety of other prospective portfolio professionals, build your network, and share the experience of starting and growing your portfolio career.

We recommend you complete 1 module per week, for eight weeks. Each module will have a 1.5 hour learning session and you can expect to spend around 30-60 minutes on the pre and post session activities per module. We recommend you set aside 3-8 hours per week for the eight weeks.

You can download this PDF which walks you through each step of the Catapult course.

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Yes! You’ll keep your cohort group which is set to private, and you’ll be able to join our Graduates group for continued support.

Our first masterclass, Building your brand story, is now available to book. Watch this space for more…!

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