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  • DatesApril 2012 - March 2015
  • Participants10,650

the client


Department of Business, Innovation & Skills

the brief


To help educational institutions meet the difficulties of a world with fewer jobs, global competition and increased pressure on public resources. The programme was asked to deliver introductory and advanced sessions, encouraging and developing employability and enterprise skills amongst all educational institutions contributing communities.

Target over three years:

  • 45 Introductory events
  • 27 Advanced events
  • 10,650 participants
  • 250 institutions engaged

our solution


Introductory Session – Challenge Workshops

Half day, interactive workshop to encourage and develop employability and enterprise skills.


Advanced Session- Impact Days

How to start or grow a business: the 10 questions you need

Delivered by School For Startups

In one day we provided a ten question toolkit that could help turn a brilliant idea or new business into a success story. By learning how to answer these questions clearly, concisely and accurately, students learnt how to;

Design a business model & plan that you can safely build a successful enterprise upon.

  • Quickly identify problems and provide effective solutions
  • Discover how to market your product or service quickly and cost effectively
  • Identify resources that will help you sell, support and deliver your products and services.
  • Identify industry risks that may limit your business’ success


Kickstart College Bootcamp

Delivered by NACUE

Attendees learnt from those who have been there and done it, met people who may have just been getting started, and gained a better understanding about the potential of enterprise societies.


Educators Day

Delivered By NCEE

This event was targeted at educators in HE and FE and has been designed to support individuals tasked with promoting, facilitating and leading enterprise education in their organisations – enterprise educators. Educators may be teaching enterprise or seeking to awaken entrepreneurship in their students or supporting others to develop enterprise and entrepreneurship.


Leaders Day

Delivered by NCEE

This free development day had been designed for managers & leaders in FE & HE who wanted to learn how they could help their institutions to become more entrepreneurial.

the outcome

  • 90% of participants were satisfied with the workshops
  • 67% of participants noted that the workshops exceeded their expectations
  • Workshops reinforced intentions to act in the future (3.0/4.0)
  • From the list of future activities, participants are most likely to develop their entrepreneurial skills and become entrepreneurial in future (3.3/4.0)

the relevant services

Helping Governments

Workshop Delivery

Content Development