Primary Suite

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Learner Development Journey

Learner Development Journey
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The Young Enterprise Primary suite is a progressive series of programmes that introduces young people to business concepts at stages 1-2 of our Learner Development Journey. Each programme is tailored to it’s specific age group raising awareness, building understanding, giving students the chance to apply their skills and finally to model their competencies through starting their own business.

The Primary Journey

  1. Raise Awareness: Young people are aware of the skills and recognise their importance.  Their confidence is raised.
  2. Build Understanding: Young people understand the competencies and recognise the need for continuous personal development in order to reach their ambitions. Their aspirations are raised.
  3. Apply Skills: Young people apply the skills in new situations that require key competencies and attitudes to succeed. Their successful habits are developed.
  4. Model Competencies: Young people model the key competencies in action. They articulate and evidence understanding and application of the skills using real-life
    examples.

Programme information

Ourselves
Stages 1-2
Age: Primary 1/2

Through story-book characters pupils learn about the ‘world of work’ and the importance of saving, earning, decision making and teamwork.

Delivery time: Flexible up to a maximum of 6 hours.


Our Families
Stages 1-2
Age: Primary 2/3

Pupils identify family members and learn about the basic living needs and wants that they have. They discover where to satisfy these needs and begin to realise the difficult decisions that families have to make in order to pay for them.

Delivery time: Flexible up to a maximum of 6 hours.


Our Community
Stages 1-2
Age: Primary 3/4

Pupils are led through a discovery of how people and businesses operate within a community. They assess the needs and wants of communities and set about taking responsibility for a community they have designed through voting and decision making.

Delivery time: Flexible up to a maximum of 6 hours.


Our City
Stages 1-2
Age: Primary 4/5

Pupils identify the main features of a city. They learn that the jobs and skills of workers in key industries are vital in determining the character and life of a city. They recognise that interdependence between business is essential for the free flow of money within a city.

Delivery time: Flexible up to a maximum of 6 hours.


Our Nation
Stages 1-2
Age: Primary 5/6

Pupils are guided in understanding how a nation works. They examine the role of business, government and individuals and the different responsibilities of each.

Delivery time: Flexible up to a maximum of 6 hours.


Our World
Stages 1-2
Age: Primary 6/7

Pupils learn what countries of the world rely on each other for resources. Through a world resource map, trading game and international exercise challenge, pupils will simulate the decisions that countries and business make.

Delivery time: Flexible up to a maximum of 6 hours.


Fiver
Stages 2-3
Age: Primary 5/7

National competition to find the next generation of budding entrepreneurs with a £5 pledge from the Fiver bank.

Delivery time: Flexible throughout June each year


Business Beginnings
Stages 3-4
Age: Primary 5/7

The Business Beginnings programme allows young people to get real business experience by setting up and running their own company. Aimed at young people from Primary 5 to Primary 7, the programme gives an insight into how business works in the real world.

Delivery time: Flexible throughout June each year