PL Enterprise Core Programme

PL Enterprise Core Programme

What is the Core Programme?

The Core Programme is a free, flexible, interactive course that engages, inspires and unlocks learners’ potential, introduces learners to business and entrepreneurship and helps them develop eight essential enterprise and employability skills using the power of football.

The 10-week course includes:

  • An initial six-hour workshop delivered at Burnley FC’s Turf Moor.
  • Eight one-hour lessons based at schools or education establishments.
  • A final six-hour workshop delivered at Burnley FC’s Turf Moor.
  • A celebration event.

The club’s brand engages and inspires young people to learn about business, enterprise and the world of work through the day-to-day operations of a professional football club. Staff from Burnley FC in the Community will deliver the workshops and lessons to cohorts of 15-20 people.

In them, learners will:

  • Investigate various aspects of a business by using the football club as a case study to inspire their ideas and learning.
  • Produce evidence of their learning by completing a simple Learner Booklet, creating other materials and evidence.
  • Complete a simple self-assessment after each lesson to help track learning and progress.

Who is the Core Programme for?

The programme content has been designed to suit the needs of marginalised learners in Year 9, Key Stage 3 in schools, colleges, Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) or other places of learning. They may be of lower ability, disengaged or at risk of becoming disengaged in education or have Special Educational Needs (SEN). The programme content includes differentiation to also make the activities accessible to younger learners or to provide additional challenges for those who are more able or older than 14+.

The Core Programme aims to:

  • Develop learners’ basic knowledge and understanding of business and the world of work.
  • Provide opportunities to build learners’ enterprise skills, including communication, financial capability, resilience, teamwork and more.
  • Reduce learners’ risk of underachievement and improve their wider educational outcomes.
  • Improve learners’ employability and life skills to enable them to be more ‘work ready’.

Benefits to learners

  • Improved attendance, punctuality and behaviour at school or education establishment.
  • Improved attitude and motivation in school or education establishment.
  • Reduced risk of being Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET).
  • The opportunity to develop enterprise and employability competencies including communication, confidence, financial capability, initiative, organisation, problem solving, resilience and teamwork.
  • Improved self-esteem.
  • Raised aspirations and ambitions for future learning or career options.
  • Opportunity to gain certification of learning from ASDAN (optional).

Benefits of the course to schools or education establishments and community groups

  • Increased levels of participation and attainment rates in enterprise activities.
  • Enhanced learning opportunities and experiences in enterprise.
  • Learners gain an insight into how business and enterprise skills are applied and valued in the workplace.
  • Improved attendance, punctuality and behaviour at school or education establishment.
  • Improved attitude and motivation.
  • Reduced risk of NEET.
  • Option to gain certification from ASDAN.