What Enterprise is

Enterprise in education is about taking an enterprising approach to teaching and learning. Enterprise encourages all young people to learn and develop in a way that meets their needs and develops:

  •          skills for learning
  •          skills for life
  •          skills for work

Skills Gained

Pupils who engage in enterprising activities develop skills such as:

  •          Working with others
  •          Leadership
  •          Communication
  •          Numeracy
  •          Literacy
  •          Problem Solving
  •          Self-management
  •          Decision-making
  •          ICT

Curriculum for Excellence and Enterprise in Education

As part of the new national curriculum for 3-18, enterprise in education has a huge impact on pupils.

It offers a valuable opportunity for a child’s personal growth and enhances pupils’ life chances and choices. Enterprise in Education can help them to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors to society and at work, with a clear understanding of their role and place in society and in the wider world.

Enterprising Learning & Teaching

In accordance with Learning and Teaching Scotland, enterprising teaching and learning should:

  •          provide opportunities for learners to think and act in enterprising ways
  •          provide a clear focus on personal transferable skills to be used vocationally and academically
  •          provide opportunities for work-related experiences, both in and out with the classroom
  •          adopt an enterprising approach to learning and teaching
  •          promote positive values and attitudes
  •          provide opportunities for learners to develop skills such as problem solving, decision making and risk taking
  •          provide entrepreneurial experiences for all pupils