Our Tenner Challenge Gets a YES From SQA

Business-savvy school pupils now have the opportunity to achieve qualifications based on their work in our Tenner Challenge.

Our Challenge has been formally recognised by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) as a way of generating evidence for multiple SQA units.

Each young entrepreneur participating in the challenge can now use evidence of their participation and experience to meet the criteria of SQA's Personal Development units in Self and Work; and Enterprise Activity.

In the Tenner Challenge, young people are pledged £10 and challenged to start their own companies, learning all about business planning, taking risks and making a profit in the process.

YES has worked closely with the SQA over the last year to achieve this recognition, by demonstrating that the learning outcomes achieved through the Tenner Challenge align closely with the qualifications criteria.

The Tenner Challenge helps young people develop self-reliance, self-esteem and confidence through supported and independent learning, and provides young people who wouldn't normally have access to these types of activities with a route to qualifications.

The recognition is a very positive step for us as an organisation and demonstrates that our programmes link into the curriculum and provide young people with lifelong transferrable skills. It also shows our commitment to the Developing the Young Workforce and supporting wider achievement agendas.

It's a fantastic addition to the SQA stable of personal development awards and we're very proud that efforts of the young people taking part will now be formally recognised.

Geoff Leask, CEO YE Scotland

To turn a profit from just £10 requires a lot of skills; particularly creative thinking, resilience and problem solving. The Tenner Challenge fosters all of these attributes in young people which in turn allows them to generate evidence that can be used by their school to help them achieve our Personal Development units in Self and Work; and Enterprise Activity.

The Tenner Challenge allows young people to gain skills and confidence that they can take forward into the next stages of their learning journey.

Kelly Milford, Regional Manager, SQA

Almost 900 pupils from 24 secondary schools across Scotland are already registered for the programme this year.

The programme runs as a static four week course across February and March.

Would you like to find out more about the Tenner Challenge? Find out more HERE.

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