Key Facts

Enterprise Education was found to have increased students’ employability and enterprise skills; self-awareness of their own enterprise capabilities and their business and economic understanding. Provision also contributed to increased confidence and pupil motivation. (DfE).

Top Tips for Delivery

Enterprise activities that engage children rather than deliver information in the form of a talk are more effective. (Leeds LEP).

Case Study

It’s given me a great taste for starting up a business and we’re very keen to carry on what we have started.

It was the teamwork. It was hard work, but fun.

For the nation-wide Tenner Programme, young people aged 11- 19 get a taste of what it’s like to be an entrepreneur, experience first hand different roles within a business and ways of dealing with challenges they may face in the world of work. They are pledged £10 from the Tenner Bank and use this start-up capital to get their business off the ground, working alone or in a group. They have one month to make as much profit as they can from their tenner while also trying to make a difference and give back to society. There are online resources to help teachers and students, including a logbook for students to help them keep track of how they are getting on.

For more information see: Tenner is Young Enterprise's national challenge for 11-19 year olds.

Link to Research
Young Enterprise Tenner Challenge Evaluation Report (2014) 

Funded providers

Careers & Enterprise Fund 2016 grant recipients
Mentoring Fund grant recipients