Young Entrepreneurs Programme

327 students

The aim of the YEP course is to educate and inspire young students to be entrepreneurs through mentor based programmes that foster innovation, leadership skills, creativity and self confidence.

Our Vision is to empower youth to become entrepreneurs by engaging them in quality educational programmes designed to: discover the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship; develop business acumen and communication skills and instil confidence to lead in a global environment.

Young Entrepreneurs will…

  •       Design, create and sell a  product, with the help of their tutors

  •      Learn new skills in morning classes, get involved in project work or activities in the afternoons

  •      Plan, practise and get ready for market sales

  •      Put their product on sale at Chichester market, setting up market stalls to attract potential customers

  •     Work with budgets, forecasting and selling techniques

  •      Be part of a ‘House’, competing throughout their stay for the BLA House Prize

Last year our young entrepreneurs produced beautiful T-shirts and sold them at the market raising money for ‘Chestnut Tree House’, the local children hospice.

T-shirt Making

Brainstorming with the other teams

Selling to the public

Chichester Market


Andy Ayres
Andy started his career in education over ten years ago teaching English to individuals and small groups. After completing his undergraduate studies in Romance philology, he undertook a postgraduate course to become a qualified teacher. He has taught in Spain helping to create bespoke learner-centred courses, many schools across the UK and China, where he...