Edventure has recently partnered with UWE and is now offering students on the 10 week ‘Start – Up’ course the opportunity to gain a level 3 ILM (International leadership management) qualification in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.
Applications are open till the 18th of December for January’s Start-Up course where students will get the opportunity to gain this widely recognised qualification whilst working on a project to tackle the housing crisis.
The education system, both University and school, works well for some young people and not for others, but even people who have thrived within the education system often leave without feeling clear or confident about their future.
People aged 18 – 35, with or without any qualifications are welcome to apply for the Start-Up course and will be given the chance to gain a qualification, equivalent to an A level, that is highly regarded by employers. It shows the ability to put enterprise theory into practice.
Edventure provides opportunities for developing practical skills, business skills, community engagement skills and the confidence to make ideas happen by offering students a real life experience of setting up or developing an enterprise to tackle local issues.
Due to high rent prices and low paid employment, many young people in Frome and across the UK cannot envisage getting a mortgage or saving for a house deposit.
This January, a student team will spend 10 weeks developing ‘Edspace’ – a social enterprise building flat pack tiny houses intended for use primarily as affordable living spaces for young adults.
The team will design and make a tiny house interior, develop a business model for providing affordable housing to young people and set up a campaign for raising awareness and promoting the use of Edspace tinyhouses as one viable solution to the housing crisis.
Applications are open till the 18th of January for the next Start-Up course which begins 22nd January and ends 29th of March.
To find out more and to get involved in the project please email: [email protected]