Welsh Government

Secondary Schools

Whether you want to start your own business, or just gain valuable skills to boost your CV, there’s never been a better time to get involved!


Workshops        Tenner Challenge


Many of the most successful people in business today started out as teenage entrepreneurs.

Jamal Edwards was a teenager when he decided to launch youth broadcasting and production film SB.TV, Fraser Doherty was 14 when he started SuperJam.  Richard Branson was 16 years old when he had his first business success.

Getting you involved in enterprise makes your learning relevant and can:

  • further develop your confidence
  • further develop your social skills through teamwork activities
  • help develop you as an ‘independent learner, and build self-reliance
  • provide an excellent vehicle for developing Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • provide great opportunities for insight into the world and work
  • encourage the development of ‘employability skills
  • It is fun and engaging

If you are still studying in school in Wales we have a number of sources of help and opportunities for you to get involved with. You may not be in a position to start right away, but read on to find out what’s going on and how you could develop your skills, knowledge, experience and confidence in business (and your business ideas!). 


Our workshops are activity-based sessions and are designed to encourage you to discover the skills you need to become a successful entrepreneur and guidance on how to overcome challenges along the way.  You will leave with a clear idea of what steps to take in order to achieve your dream.

The benefits of the workshops are:

  • Build your confidence by recognising the entrepreneurial qualities you already possess, and any additional qualities needed.
  • Have an opportunity to share ideas and challenges with like-minded, entrepreneurial individuals.
  • Question an entrepreneur, learn from their experiences, and get quality advice from somebody who has been there and done it.
  • Learn and develop skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur such as business planning, networking and effective business communication.
  • Receive guidance on what to do next, including skills to work on and who to contact for help and support in the future.

More information about the workshops is coming soon!


Tenner Challenge

The Tenner Challenge is back for 2017!


Registration is open until 24 February 2017, click here now to sign up for free!



How does it work?

What would you do with £10?

Tenner Challenge is Young Enterprise's FREE national challenge for secondary schools.

The competition is open to everyone in the UK aged between 11-19, you can register now to be part of it.


The Tenner challenge gives students the opportunity to come up with an idea of a product or service they can sell and gain first-hand experience of what it's like to be an entrepreneur.

Students will have a capital of £10 from the Tenner bank to set up their own business either alone or in a group and will be encouraged to make a social impact and as much profit as possible within 4 weeks.

Participants are in full control of any profit they make and decide what to spend this on.


Find out more or print out a poster for your school/ college



Why get involved in Tenner?


Key Tenner Dates

You can take part through your school, college or youth organisation – teams must be registered by a teacher, lecturer or leader.


28 November 2016 Registration opens

24 February 2017   Registration closes

27 February - 24 March 2017 Tenner Challenge takes place

3, 10, 17, 24 March 2017 Weekly competitions

31 March 2017 National Competition entry deadline

April 2017  Winners invited to awards

May 2017  Awards ceremony


Ready to sign up for the challenge?


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