Entrepreneurs Programmes.

These programmes are designed to provide a pathway to self-employment for one of the most disadvantaged groups in society. Each programme has been created to ensure the learner can complete it and receive a tangible outcome. There is also ongoing support from tutors and peers upon release from prison.

Institute of Enterprise & Entrepreneurs

As an Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs Academy, programme participants have the option of becoming a studying member of the Institute. This enables access to its online learning campus and extensive range of complimentary resources.

To buy any of these programmes for your learners, see what methods we can use such as in-cell packs and to understand what grant-funded options are available, please get in touch.

Entrepreneurship exploration


Discovering if they are ready to be self-employed.

This programme enables the person to:

  • Assess their skills and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Explore the various self-employment options available to them
  • Outline their idea to earn a legitimate income
  • Gain feedback on their idea to help support their plans.

Prices from £25 per person

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Entrepreneurship insights


For those who have completed the exploration programme and want to know more about how to get their business up and running and trading legally.

The programme includes details on the following:

  • Developing your product/service
  • Market research
  • Sales planning and pricing
  • Marketing and social media requirements
  • Trading legally / HMRC requirements
  • Startup finance and running costs
  • Accessing help and support in custody and post-release

Prices from £125 per person

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Get trading as self-employed, building on the knowledge

Get Trading

Taking that next step and starting up can be daunting. Building on the knowledge and insights previously gained, programme participants can continue to receive personalised support in the:

  • Developing a detailed plan to turn their idea into reality
  • Registering for self-assessment with the HMRC and gaining a UTR number.
  • Gaining a business bank account
  • Being signposted to other organisations relevant to their particular needs.

Prices from £150 per person

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Smart subcontracting

Smart Subcontracting

Get individuals site ready for their career in construction as a self-employed sub-contractor.

The programme includes:

  • An information booklet which includes the following essential topics:
    • Introduction to the construction sector and where to find work
    • CSCS Card and HSE Tests
    • Budgeting and potential earnings
    • How to register as a self-employed subcontractor with the HMRC
    • Insurance and banking requirements
    • The learner can use an action plan template to complete the steps needed to gain work post-release
    • Access to a complimentary tax review for the previous five years to ensure there are no tax debt barriers to going self-employed on release.

Prices from £20 per person

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Bespoke entrepreneurial programme

Bespoke Services

Suppose you are considering offering an entrepreneurial programme to develop the skills of the people you support. In that case, we can help to develop that programme for you.

We have designed and implemented specialist programmes to support young people in developing their entrepreneurial skills and military veterans to consider how self-employment could be an option for them.

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Promoting entrepreneurship

Promoting Entrepreneurship

If you are looking for a speaker for your event or want expert insights into how people can change their future through entrepreneurship, we are here to help.

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