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The Young Enterprise Scotland Team Programme is an SCQF level 3 programme which was credit-rated for the SCQF by Glasgow Kelvin College in 2020.

The Team programme is designed for young people over the age of 15 with mild to moderate additional support needs. The programme is designed to aid young people transition from education to independent living and employment.

This is the same SCQF level as a National 3 or Skills for Work Award, and demonstrates the parity of esteem and flexibility that SCQF programmes offer whilst boosting the confidence within young people and demonstrating the work capabilities to employers that individuals can achieve.

Students work in teams to set up and run an enterprise. Working in teams with adults, students run their own company, from deciding on the name and product, to selling to the public with pop up shops. This builds self-esteem and confidence in their own abilities and offers an insight into how they might interact in a volunteering role or employment after they leave school.

Key life skills such as working with money, dealing with customers and presenting to an audience are taught in a practical and supportive environment.

Shelley Procek, Principal Teacher (Senior Phase Curriculum), from Carrongrange High School, Grangemouth, said:

“The YE Scotland Team Programme has been such a fantastic addition to our curriculum. Our pupils get the chance to develop vital skills for life and work as they get ready to leave school. I have seen the confidence of my pupils grow and they have really enjoyed the responsibility that running a business has brought. They have also enjoyed being part of the awards events along with everyone else from across the region and nationally and are so proud of their achievements. This is our second year running the Team Programme now and the support from YE is invaluable. I would absolutely recommend to anyone to add this to their timetable, you won’t regret it!” 

The School of Sweets participants from Carrongrange HS said about the programme:

  •  “I learned that you can get on with people if you try hard enough and I am more confident” – Shannon
  • “I’m proud of how successful we’ve been as a company and I’ve improved my work ethic” – Kian
  • “I was good at following instructions well” – Andrew
  • “I learned about being more sociable” – Leah
  • “I learned how to run a business and how to work well with money” - Owen

Find out more about how your school can become involved 

The SCQF Know Your Level Tool can help your business understand what to expect from learners who have a qualification on the SCQF. Click here for further information and if you would like to discuss how we could help your organisation, contact Nicola Smith.

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