Team Programme

Team Programme is a year-long enterprise journey for students over the age of 15 who have mild to moderate additional support needs.

Programme Overview

Designed to aid young people’s transition from education into independent living and employment, the programme develops confidence and life skills through working as a team to set up and run an enterprise.

Students interact with adults and grow in confidence as they run their own student company. They make all the decisions about their enterprise, from deciding on the name and product to selling to the public with pop up shops.

Each student takes on a job role and works as part of a team to be responsible for an area of the business such as finance, sales or marketing. Students gain confidence of handling money and understanding numbers in a practical context. They have the opportunity to open a bank account, interact with business volunteers and customers at sales events and present to an audience.

Full editable teacher resources are provided to guide the teacher through the process of setting up and running the business. Resources have been designed to be flexible and meet a range of abilities and needs.

What’s in it for young people?

  • Opportunities to apply classroom learning in real and relevant contexts
  • Develop essential skills required for future life and work (UCAS even use YE as an example of what to put on the form!)
  • Real experience of work - something that will be even harder post Covid-19
  • Engaging with a volunteer mentor from the world of work
  • Opportunity to take part in the YES Team Programme qualification at SCQF Level 3 worth 15 credit points

What’s in it for you and your school?

  • Suitable for students aged 15-19+
  • Up to 32 students able to participate in each student company
  • Supports careers education through the provision of real-life experiences of work
  • Drives positive attitudes to learning, life and work
  • Clear guidance on how students can use their experience to complete UCAS applications
  • Participation in the SCQF Level 3 Team Programme qualification helping students gain an additional qualification

Young Enterprise support:

  • A dedicated online platform to support students through their Team Programme experience
  • Access to a PVG checked and trained volunteer
  • Business Advisor to support students through the programme - either remotely or in person
  • Public liability insurance for all of the student companies
  • A brand-new e-commerce platform for online trading for 2020/21
  • Competitions for student companies throughout the programme.

Young Enterprise Scotland

Our Vision is for Scotland to be a place where all young people are given the opportunity to have a rewarding future in work and life - no matter where they start their journey.

Our Mission is to inspire and equip young people, irrespective of their background, to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise education.

In everything that we do, we will work with the following values: Integrity, Enthusiasm, Creativity & Collaboration.


Contact Us

Young Enterprise Scotland

Rouken Glen Centre
Rouken Glen Park
G46 7UG
United Kingdom

+44 (0)141 406 7722

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