For the first time since the Company Programme was first rolled out across Scotland in 1973, all students enrolled will have the opportunity to gain a qualification at SCQF level equivalent to Higher.
SCQF credit rating is the formal process undertaken for qualifications and learning programmes to be included on the SCQF — Scotland’s lifelong learning framework.
Following a jointly-funded collaboration between the Scottish Government, the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Partnership (SCQFP), Glasgow Kelvin College and ourselves, the programme now sits at SCQF Level 6 with between 26 - 30 Credit Points. Participating students’ hard work and entrepreneurial drive will now be officially recognised and even more highly regarded by future education providers and employers.
Gaining an official credit rating at Level 6 is a major step forward for the Company Programme and will be a huge benefit to the pupils and teachers involved. We aim to reach young people from all backgrounds and this accreditation will open opportunities to those who perhaps aren’t likely to gain traditional, academic qualifications.
The strong collaboration between the SCQFP, the Scottish Government, Glasgow Kelvin College and ourselves has enabled this to happen and we look forward to helping progress young people’s life chances through this qualification in the months and years ahead.
Now that the registration process is open, we look forward to welcoming some new schools on board and seeing the creative ideas this year’s young entrepreneurs come up with!
We see first-hand the huge benefits our young people receive from taking part in the Company Programme in terms of personal development as well as building on their skills and experience in a real-life business environment.
Many of this year’s team have previously taken part in the Young Enterprise Fiver and Tenner challenges. To see these young people, develop into passionate entrepreneurs is hugely rewarding as a teacher, and the opportunities the Company Programme presents will only grow with the new accreditation in place
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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