Learn To Earn

Raising aspirations and empowering young people to make informed decisions about their subject and career choices.

Programme Overview

In a rapidly changing world, more than ever, young people need support to make informed choices about future careers.

Learn to Earn motivates students by encouraging them to consider financial plans for the future, set goals and think about their future study options. Learn to Earn explores themes such as personal skills and talents, career choices, salaries, earnings, income tax, the cost of living, financial planning and budgeting.

The programme brings in volunteers from the world of work to share their own experiences and support the young people to develop their own goals and aspirations.

From January 2021, there will be two forms of Learn to Earn:

  1. A one day in-school programme run by our trained programmes team
  2. A two-hour digital Learn to Earn

These are complementary to each other, and whilst they can be completed independently, they also provide opportunities for schools to run the digital programme when tighter social distancing measures are in force and follow up with the in-school programme as and when they are relaxed.

What’s in it for young people?

  • Development of key financial education skills
  • Establishing realistic goals and aspirations
  • Beginning to explore what ’success’ might look like for different people
  • Appreciating how skills contribute to employability.

What’s in it for you and your school?

  • Suitable for S1-4
  • Supports schools in embedding the Developing the Young Workforce strategy, Building the Curriculum 4 and How Good is Our School (4th Edition) and supports the realisation of the Career Education Standards 3-18.
  • Includes meaningful employee encounters
  • Raises aspirations across cohorts

Young Enterprise support — in-school delivery:

  • A fully trained and PVG’d member of staff to deliver the programme
  • Providing opportunities for live employee engagement, either face-to-face or via video link
  • A wide range of small group work activities facilitated throughout the day
  • All students receive a hard copy of our Jobs Directory listing nearly 100 different jobs across a range of industry sectors, including common entry requirements and expected income.

Young Enterprise support — digital programme:

  • Providing access to our digital learning platform. Students can access this from home or using individual equipment in school
  • The full digital programme consists of seven units and takes around 2 hours to complete. This can be completed in bite-size chunks
  • Integrated employee encounter videos
  • Opportunity for teacher led live employee engagement via video link
  • Students receive a certificate on completion.

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.


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Young Enterprise Scotland

Rouken Glen Centre
Rouken Glen Park
G46 7UG
United Kingdom

+44 (0)141 406 7722

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