Key Stage 3 Challenge


We are thrilled that Air Products are returning to TNEC for this academic year, after setting last year’s Key Stage 3 Challenge.

The challenge is aimed at tackling sustainability and creating an innovative use for their gas cylinders, once they have reached their end of of life.

Students will create a target customer, design and cost a new product and consider how they will market their new product before pitching their idea to a panel of judges.

Air Products said, “Air Products is proud to be sponsoring The National Enterprise Challenge for a second year. Inspiring the next generation is very important to Air Products, and by students taking part in the programme, which focuses on innovation and sustainability, it helps to increase their employability skills and supports schools to reach their Gatsby Benchmark targets”.

What did last year’s KS3 participants have to say …

“The STEM focus was brilliant and the students were impressed and engaged”

95% of teachers agreed that the learning outcomes of the day were Very Good to Excellent

75% of pupils felt inspired to think about their future and potential progression after school


Key Stage 4 Challenge


Our Key Stage 4 Challenge has been set by high street lender, NatWest.

Students will be challenged to create their own social enterprise to address a common issue affecting their daily life, school, family or local community.

As part of the challenge, all students taking part will also participate in NatWest’s Dream Bigger programme.

Alison Rose, CEO NatWest Group said: “As the owner of the largest financial education and entrepreneurship programmes in the UK, NatWest Group is proud to set this year’s challenge for young people taking part in the National Enterprise Challenge.  It has been an extremely difficult year for young people across the UK, but through this year’s challenge there is an opportunity for them to reflect on how society can work, learn and collaborate for the better. We are looking forward to seeing the entrepreneurial spirit and innovative ideas that this year’s participants display in response to the challenge, and I wish everyone taking part the very best of luck.”


How do the challenges work?


For the past 10 years, The Inspirational Learning Group has been proud to travel the length and breadth of the UK, physically delivering and facilitating our challenge days to hundreds of schools with a dedicated delivery team.

However, with the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 and realising that education as we had known it was about to undergo significant change, we created a bespoke online delivery platform – TILG Virtual. 

This platform allows teachers to access our full range of programmes and enables and supports them to deliver the content from their classroom.  It also allows pupils to access everything they need to succeed in the challenges,from both school and home.

The programmes are delivered via studio-quality video presented by our Virtual Delivery team.  The videos can be accessed at any time of the day and can be used for drop-down days, PSHCE lessons and after-school clubs.

To learn more about #TILGVirtual, please click here.


Do your pupils have what it takes to be crowned The National Enterprise Challenge Champions 2021?


To book an online demonstration of the challenge or to speak to a dedicated account manager, please call 01785 550160 or complete our online enquiry form here.