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Student Enterprise takes the student through the types of activities that are embedded into the curriculum at level 4-8. Enterprise is being embedded into the curriculum for students at each level. Further details to follow.

Students can expect to learn more on Enterprise within the Curricular based on the following :-

Level 4 / 5

A suite of materials will be available for use within the individual Curricular.  The student will be asked to complete a Level 4 Enterprise activity.  For example, they may have the opportunity to undertake group activities in planning a Charity Event, Event promoting their subject area, or a theory business start up.

Industry guest speakers will also be invited to address the audience on Enterprise subject and skills.

Access to materials and support through external agencies such as Young Enterprise Scotland and Royal Bank of Scotland Dream Bigger

Option to enter competitions.

Level 6 / 7

A suite of materials will be available for use within the individual Curricular.  The student will be asked to complete a Level 6/7 Enterprise activity.  For examples, students will have the option of undertaking an informal Enterprise activity such as introduction of a new product or service, starting a theoretical business, or a Charitable Fundraising opportunity.

Industry guest speakers will also be invited to address the audience on various Enterprise subjects linking to the portfolio, whilst tailored to the area of study.

Level 6

Full time Students have an option to undertake the SCQF Level 6 Enterprise and Business National Progression Award by the Scottish Qualifications Authority.  This portfolio of 5 modules takes you through the process of starting your own enterprise.

Industry guest speakers will also be invited to address the audience on various Enterprise subjects linking to the portfolio.

Level 8

A suite of materials will be available for use within the individual Curricular.  The student will be asked to complete a Level 8 Enterprise activity.  For examples, students will have the option of undertaking an informal Enterprise activity such as introduction of a new product or service, starting a theoretical business, or a Charitable Fundraising opportunity.

Linkages will be introduced from external agencies such as Scottish Institute for Enterprise and Converge, both of which have competitions and support materials to assist students in their future Enterprising Career.

Industry speakers relevant to the individual subject and study area will be invited to address the students.

For our female Entrepreneur’s, support may be available from Advancing Eve’s Female Entrepreneurial Programme.