The School: Nelson & Colne College

Nelson & Colne College in Lancashire is working with Enabling Enterprise for the first time this year. They are a large tertiary college that provides a wide range of courses for their students including both A – Level and vocational courses. So far, they have taken part in a business trip to EY to apply their enterprise skills to the world of work. Today it was the Level 2 vocational learners who were put through their paces to prove they had what it takes when it came to Aiming High on a business-oriented challenge.

The Challenge: Chocolate Challenge

The Chocolate Challenge tests students’ Being Creative skills alongside their aptitude for Working in a Team as they have to design, cost and promote a new chocolate bar aimed at 11 – 14 year olds. They need to show they are Listening and Understanding in order to design a product that pleases both their bosses at the Traditional Chocolate Company and their target market.

The Results:

Staying Positive was essential for all teams as they had a tight time limit and a lot to get through. It was an excellent opportunity to take turns, Leading to ensure that the skills of each team member were fully utilised. It was great to see them getting involved and showing they had the Problem Solving skills necessary to bring their brand in on budget. When it came to Presenting their ideas back to their peers, the teams showed confidence and pride in the work they had done. There were many creative and target specific ideas which made judging the winners a tough task.

What they said:

  • “I was really impressed with how well they presented, they have been working on developing these skills all year and it’s great to see such an improvement.” – Teacher
  • “I enjoyed having the opportunity to work with my friends and to show what we are capable of when allowed to lead our own learning.” – Student, Year 12

Well done to everyone who was involved.

Enabling Enterprise are working in partnership with schools and businesses to support students to build enterprise skills and aspirations. Find out more by contacting us or visiting

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