Participation in the programme gives students the opportunity to set up and run their own company in a real business environment. They are encouraged to be enterprising and innovative in all aspects of running their company. Students are given the opportunity to show leadership, management, teamwork and communication .They develop skills for enterprise such as problem solving, decision making, open-mindedness, risk assessment, innovation and commitment.
They will have first hand experience of budgeting, bank accounts, managing credit and debt, savings and investments. They will explore financial risk and reward in their company through savings, investments and trade. Students gain practical experience of managing sales income, drawing up accounts and using a wide range of financial terms needed to run their company. They will have firsthand experience of strategic planning, board meetings, negotiations, customer service and financial management.
During the programme students develop the following Personal, Learning and Thinking skills:
- Independent enquiry
- Reflective learning
- Effective participation
- Creative thinking
- Team working
- Applying English, maths and ICT to real world contexts.
Some ‘Team Programme’ students are given the opportunity to use their ‘Young Enterprise’ experience to enter an entry level “Certificate in Enterprise” with OCR.
Please see the document at the foot of the page for further details.