Premier League Enterprise

Stoke City Community Trust - Enterprise

PREMIER League Enterprise is an exciting, innovative and FREE programme designed to inform and educate young people in the area of business and enterprise using Stoke City Football Club as a case study.

Typically, the Core Programme is delivered over 12 workshops both in a school or education establishment and at the Club over a minimum of 20 hours of direct contact time. The programme is flexible so that the contact time can fit within the school’s timetable.

The programme has now been delivered for 4 years, beginning in 2014/15 through to 2017/18. In that time the Education and Lifelong Learning Team of Stoke City's Community Trust has supported over 1,600 pupils to participate in this initiative in 22 secondary schools across the area.

Enterprise Core is funded for a fifth year through the Premier League Charitable Fund with a further 300 pupils taking part in the 18/19 academic year.

This course can include:

- Two visits to the bet365 Stadium for enterprise activities and a stadium tour.
- Encounters with employers in the form of Q&A sessions with employees from a huge variety of career paths within the club.
- Ten interactive class room sessions.
- A Stoke City FC Certificate of Participation for every pupil.

All delivery of sessions, events and stadium tour is fully funded and comes at no cost to the school.

Additionally, we can offer an OCR Enterprise Academy Entry Level Certificate in Business and Enterprise. This would be funded by the school but is optional.

Delivery focuses on Year 7, 8 and 9 and the programme aims to:

- Improve young people’s confidence, self-esteem, and self-efficacy.
- Improve young people’s attitude to learning and motivation to learn.
- Improve young people’s understanding of business operations.

"The Premier League Enterprise programme has given the students an opportunity to work with an external leader looking at specific business topics from a real perspective. The students benefit from the insight into the ‘real world and workplace’ and appreciate how the theory is put into practice."

M Moorhouse, Head of Business and IT (Clayton Hall Academy)

For more information, contact the Education and Lifelong Learning Department via the methods below:

Mark Deaville (Enterprise Co-ordinator)
Email: [email protected] | Telephone: 01782 592197

Matthew Wheatley (Enterprise Project Worker)
Email: [email protected] | Telephone: 01782 592197

Dave Bartrum (Education and Lifelong Learning Manager)
Email: [email protected] | Telephone: 01782 592296