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Young EntrepreneurS Programme - YES - Residential Course in the Lake District

Classroom based programme with outdoor activities

Results Driven Group


£1,180 inc VAT
Or £98.33/mo. for 12 months...
Study method
5 days · Full-time
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

Location & dates

Station Road
United Kingdom


Open residential courses dates to be confirmed - please enquire

5 Day Closes (inhouse) residential courses - daes to be agreed

This programme is not academic in nature but as practical as it can get

It is facilitated by our MD Chris Goodwin (a serial entrepreneur) who will show them how to become streetwise when it comes to setting up their own business.

Entrepreneurship is just as critical a skill for people who work for existing businesses as well as new start-ups, developing the ability to be able to reinvent oneself has never been more crucial when it comes to dealing with this level of uncertainty.

Today, entrepreneurs have been described as facing a VUCA environment: one that is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. Previous notions of control and change management are being questioned, and new capabilities are now required of our future entrepreneurs.

Developing the ability to DISRUPT the norm is fundamental to our survival and future growth.

What is entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurship is about seeing things that other people don’t see which requires an element of risk taking which they do in a balanced way, i.e. short-term risk is balanced by the long-term view that eventually one of their ventures will pay off.

The need to be brave in your decision making and make a difference to society is fundamental.

Entrepreneurs have high levels of imagination and passion for what they believe in and have the ability to be a driving force for change through the taking or making of the opportunity whilst solving problems in the correct way.

They tend to fill the gaps in society that others can’t see, they develop the mindset and approach which enables them to look at all of the possibilities.

Yes, they will fail time and time again, but then that requires a different level of resilience!!

What do entrepreneurs do?

They break the rules and will make the world more productive through the driving, developing and implementation of new business ideas.

Why is entrepreneurship so important?

It’s all about creative enterprise which will solve todays and tomorrows problems through the development of new products and ideas for society through commercialisation and driving through innovation.

Society is always developing and changing, entrepreneurs need to be alert to new needs, which leads into routine job creation and then develops essential new businesses and industries.

Entrepreneurs spearhead change whilst developing the whole system around them; these new thinkers will lead the entrepreneurial way.

What does it mean to become an Entrepreneur?

To develop the art of becoming creative making things happen through problem solving and changing things; we become frustrated through things not working properly.

This is why we love bringing new ideas and projects to life; not waiting, but doing, making the world a better place can affect how we do things.

Developing the curiosity to be able to disrupt things which takes personal drive and the freedom of self-independence.

Entrepreneurship becomes a way of life; getting rid of the boredom of the everyday routine.

Programme dates

1. We can run an inhouse programme for Schools, Colleges or Universities for a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 30 young professionals, the age range is from 16 – 24

*If the groups is Yr. 13 then we ask that you provide us with a couple of teaching staff to help support us on the programme*

2. If you want to run an inhouse residential programme in the Lakes then it is for a minimum of 20 and max of 22 delegates

*If the groups is Yr13 then we ask that you provide us with a couple of teaching staff to help support us on the programme whilst away*

If everyone is aged 18 & above then we will not need any teaching support staff

Optional programme accreditation

For those delegates that want to undertake the CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice with the assignment being focused on Entrepreneurial Practice, this will give you a Masters levels leadership qualification which will benefit you if you need to progress in your job role, or apply for a new job in the future.

The assignment is only 3000 words long and is to be completed within 4 months of the taught part of the course.

The cost to undertake the optional accreditation, to include tutorials, resources, all marking and assessment and certification is £995 + VAT.


Programme content

5-day residential programme delivered in the Lake District in Keswick, Cumbria or 5-day block course on site or online

Entrepreneurship Skills Development Programme


Online pre course entrepreneurship skills assessment

Day one – The core skills needed to become an Entrepreneur Curiosity – entrepreneurs are tasked to discover new problems, reveal potential opportunities, redesign their business processes, and develop the core skills needed to innovate. This is down to you being passionate about different areas of study and business cases outside of your normal focus.

Problem identification

New product development

Using coaching tools to develop a culture of curiosity

The ideas bin vs projects tray

Time and project management - Careful planning, developing the correct milestones and execution are all fundamental to your success. None of this will work unless the correct project management methodology is adopted.

Time management core skills development

Project Management core skills development

Day two – looking at new ideas from the correct angle can deliver amazing results Strategic thinking – Learning to rip a problem apart to its core and reveal opportunities for future growth.

Desk top research

Figuring out creative solutions and finding the golden threads.

Learning to let go!! - use the teams around you and your networks to tap into expertise which will make the developmental journey easier.

ROI versus ROE; will it work?

Intellectual Property (IP)

Efficiency – You need high performance when it comes to solving a problem.

Using the results driven group creative problem-solving toolkit

Day three – becoming aware of the people around us and adopting the core skills needed to engage any audience

Communication – internal and external communication is paramount here, developing the ability to engage with any audience is fundamental to your success.

Social styles communication

Influencing through rapport

Stakeholder management and organisational mapping

Branding – Building a consistent personal and business brand tailored to the right audience. Igniting brand awareness in new arenas.

Personal Branding

Day four – developing the inner strength within the entrepreneur and developing the correct networks

Resilience – developing the ability to be able to cope with adversity is a core skillset and strength for the entrepreneur to develop and grow into the role further

Resilience core skills development

Developing belief through developing a positive mental attitude

Networking – developing the ability to connect with the correct people/organisations is paramount for the developing entrepreneur

Networking core skills development

Day five – managing the numbers as an entrepreneur whilst adopting a commercial focus

Finance management – think of ‘Dragons Den’, you need to know your numbers from the outset to be able to develop a positive

ROI on any entrepreneurial project and gain agreement and get buy in from your stakeholders and customers

ROI challenge linked into entrepreneurial areas for improvement

Sales – where can I promote my new ideas and products?

Developing our existing or new customer base

Key account management core skills development

New business development

Who is this course for?

Anyone whose role it is either to develop new product or service ideas internally, or externally if you are thinking of setting up your own business.

What will I learn on the programme?

When designing the programme I considered all of the key skills needed to become an entrepreneur and the core entrepreneurial skills I have developed over the years as an entrepreneur and then developed the programme from there…thinking about the environment…the Lakes seemed the perfect location to allow us to get the creative juices flowing.

We will use the outdoors as a classroom for a couple of hours each day where we will go on our entrepreneurship coaching walks.

This course provides a practical toolkit for entrepreneurs, helping you to operate effectively as an entrepreneur in any environment across all sectors.

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