Premier League (PL) Enterprise is a programme aimed at 12 -18 year olds who are at risk of not reaching their full potential or becoming disengaged from school.
Using the power of football, the aim of the Premier League Enterprise Programme is to engage and to inspire young people to learn about business, enterprise and the world of work through the day-to-day operations of a professional Football Club. As well developing young people's confidence, self-esteem and teamwork. This programme has been developed to ensure its caters for all learning needs and abilities, including SEN schools.
There are two aspects to the PL Enterprise offer;
A team of five students from local schools are set a football related business task and are then challenged to research and design their solution in the form of a presentation. The pupils will then present their ideas to a panel aiming to get through to the play offs and final. The challenge is set by the Premier League and allows participating teams to learn more about different aspects of their Football Club including marketing, finance and customer service as well as developing key entrepreneurial skills which are put to the test throughout the Challenge.
PL Enterprise Core Programme
An opportunity for schools to select 15 students lacking confidence and/or under-achieving to undertake a 8-week enterprise programme incorporated into their timetable. Structured into a launch day at the Club followed by approximately 6 x 1 hour teaching blocks delivered at the school by a fully trained coordinator. The programme covers workshops on business objectives, marketing, public information and customer services. Using delivery methods of engaging videos, interactive group sessions and presentations the course aims to build confidence and develop key skills needed in the business environment.