Premier League Enterprise Core Programme
The Premier League Enterprise Core Programme is a flexible, interactive 20-hour course that engages, inspires and unlocks potential, introducing High School age students to business and entrepreneurship helping them develop eight essential enterprise and employability skills using the power of football.
The club’s brand engages and inspires young people to learn about business, enterprise and the world of work through the day-to-day operations of a professional football club. The contents of the programme include topics such as, getting to know a professional football club, pricing products and services, advertising and managing money and people.
The programme helps deliver on the Government’s vision of motivating young people to learn and excel in their education and to see the relevance of their studies. It helps learners develop a ‘can-do’ attitude and equips them with the confidence to develop a career and vocational interests. Emphasis is placed on a stimulating, fun approach to introducing knowledge in a way young people can relate to and understand. Where possible, incentives to attend and complete the course are provided, such as stadium tours, match tickets and player visits.
The programme aims to:
- develop learners’ basic knowledge and understanding of business and the world of work
- provide opportunities to build learners’ enterprise skills, including communication, financial capability, resilience, teamwork and more
- reduce learners’ risk of underachievement and improve their wider educational outcomes
- improve learners’ employability and life-skills to enable them to be more ‘work ready’
Benefits to learners:
- Improving attendance, punctuality and behaviour at school or education establishment
- Improving attitude and motivation in school or education establishment
- Reducing risk of being Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET)
- Developing enterprise and employability competencies including communication, confidence, financial capability, initiative, organisation, problem solving, resilience and teamwork
- Improving self-esteem
- Raising aspirations and ambitions for future learning or career options
Premier League Enterprise Challenge (Additional Annual National Competition)
The Premier League’s Executive Chairman, Richard Scudamore, tasks students to work on a real brief, based around the Club and its fans.
Similar to a Dragons Den format there is a Club Heat, where a team is selected to represent Blackpool FC Community Trust at the Regional stage of the competition. If successful at the regional final, held at a North West Stadium, the team then competes for the national title in London.
Blackpool FC Community Trust remain the only team to have won the National Competition outright on two occasions.