Twenty nine S6 pupils at Anderson and Brae High Schools have had confirmation last week that they have received their Young Enterprise Company Programme SCQF Level 6 Award.
This award is aimed at budding entrepreneurs and provides business and enterprise experience, with support and advice from local business mentors, Young Enterprise Scotland (YES) and staff from both schools and the Shetland Islands Council’s Youth & Employability Service. The award is equivalent to a Higher and is certified by YES in partnership with Glasgow Kelvin College.
This is the first time that the award has been given to pupils in Shetland and it is hoped that this will support a new generation of business minded school-leavers.
Thirty young people also passed their University of Strathclyde Business School Young Enterprise Exam with a range of passes, credits and distinctions.
George Smith, Chair of Education and Families Committee said: “I’m really pleased to see so many pupils gain this qualification during what has been a difficult year for learning. The Young Enterprise Company Programme aims to inspire young people into business and to stretch their innovation and creativity. This qualification is a recognition of their hard work and ability, and I hope they feel that they’ve left school with some real-world business experience and skills.”
Helen Budge, Director of Children’s Services said: “What a fantastic opportunity for our young people to gain knowledge and skills from the Young Enterprise Shetland Area team which will enable them to go on to reach their full potential.”
- More information can be found on the Young Enterprise Company Programme webpage and also on the SCQF Level 6 Award webpage
- There's also more information about the University of Strathclyde Business School Young Enterprise Exam