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The Pandemic, Unemployment and Kickstart Scheme - A Personal Account

This personal account from Jessica Errington, our Digital Assistant here at TILG, explores what the Kickstart scheme is and how she is settling into her role.

Bring on the Boadroom

The Inspirational Learning Group are passionate about engaging, inspiring and motivating young people. In fact, we think that we are experts at doing just that! Although, every expert still needs support and advice. That is why we’re looking for a young person to join our board of directors for the 2021-2022 academic year.

From catch-up to level-up

Over the Easter period, the Department for Education (DfE) released a new plan to support students by providing £200 million to fund summer schools. This grant is certainly a welcomed boon for many educators, but with a variety of challenges already plaguing this year’s summer term, many schools are feeling pressure around whether or not they will even have the capacity to accept the funding.

“Find What You Love” From TNEC to Marketing Entrepreneur

With so many options as young adults, it’s hard to know what you want to do when you grow up. Do you go to college, university or go straight for an apprenticeship? How do you get your dream job? What even is your dream job? Do you choose to do a B-Tech or A-levels? Do you choose a gap year before university, during or even after?

Inaugural winners of the Staffordshire Business School Challenge crowned!

The Inspirational Learning Group was delighted to work with the award-winning Staffordshire Business School to set a unique enterprise programme for young people across the Midlands. Delivered using a hybrid of physical and virtual delivery methods, the challenge involved over 1,000 young people from 20 colleges and sixth forms in the Midlands.

TILG & TNEC team up with NatWest's Dream Bigger Programme to announce the launch of a summer term of programmes.

These live sessions are available for all secondary school students FREE OF CHARGE throughout the summer term and are aimed at developing positive mindsets and improving young people's presentation skills.

TILG announce new Non-Exec Chair of the company.

Carl Ward, who is CEO of The Stoke on Trent based City Learning Trust and also the Chair of the Foundation for Education Development will become Non-Exec Chair of The Inspirational Learning Group.

TILG and Waterworld Leisure Resort team up to upskill and level up thousands of students all across the county!

The Inspirational Learning Group and Waterworld Leisure Resort are ready to offer over £50,000 worth of enterprise resources to primary schools across Staffordshire for the National Primary School Challenge.

More Learners, More Choices, Less Funding.

On the 26th of March, the Office for Students (OfS) released its latest approach to governing the Uni Connect programme. The new guidance is in response to a month-long consultation that engaged over 350 stakeholders in assessing a number of proposals for how best to manage Uni Connect moving forward. Here’s what you need to know…

Back To School For TILG

After 12 months of being cooped up at home, Liam Brookes, TILG’S Delivery Manager could not be more excited to be back working in schools. I caught up with Liam after his first week back in schools.

TILG celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2021

In collaboration with HigherHorizons+, TILG celebrated National Apprenticeship Week through workshops, live feeds and interviews with some incredible companies and engaged with over 1,500 pupils and parents across the programme.

New project announced with Office for Students Uni-Connect and Lancaster University

Students will be tasked with identifying how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected key groups to develop a brand new product or service that could help or support these groups.

TNEC announce NatWest and Air Products as this year's TNEC sponsors.

TNEC are thrilled to announce this years challenge sponsors as NatWest and Air Products. Both challenges will see students develop their enterprise and entrepreneurial skills through working on the real-life challenges set by 2 of the UK's best known companies.

TILG dive into Primary Enterprise Challenge with Waterworld

Following the success of last year's Stoke on Trent Primary Challenge, TILG have teamed up with Staffordshire-based aqua park Waterworld for this year's Primary School Challenge which will be launched nationally for the first time.

Let's get ready to Crumble!

The Inspirational Learning is thrilled to announce that last year’s KS4 National Enterprise Challenge winning idea has been made into a Grenade bar. The Bourne Academy team fought off tough competition at the virtual finals to be crowned TNEC KS4 Champions 2019/20.

The Inspirational Learning Group and Staffordshire Business School to provide free workshops across the Midlands

The Inspirational Learning Group are delighted to be working with the award-winning Staffordshire Business School to set a unique enterprise programme for young people across the Midlands.

TILG announce new projects for September 2020

TILG are thrilled to announce that they will be working with Aspire to HE and GM Higher producing bespoke study skills and Local Labour Market workshops.

The National Enterprise Challenge finals 2020

For the first time ever, The National Enterprise Challenge finals sponsored by Air Products, Grenade and Staffordshire University was streamed live to schools and homes across the UK on Wednesday 15th July.

National Skills Challenge champions announced

This year's challenge was set by Sports Interactive, the makers of Football Manager who challenged pupils to come up with a new marketing campaign to extend the appeal of Football Manager to a wider audience.

The skills we are given or the skills we need?

Another fantastic blog post from Rebecca Clarke, Head of Programmes and Education here at TILG.

TNEC collaborates with REST EASY Method

Alongside REST EASY Method, TNEC will be providing resilience training during all TNEC days from September.

Blended learning approach to skills development

In these challenging times the development of of young people's enterprise and employability skills is going to be as important as ever and TILG remains committed to supporting this agenda.

Sentinel 100: Influential & inspirational

The Inspirational Learning Group Directors announced as 2 of the most influential people in Staffordshire.

Curriculum Improvement Award nominations

Head of Programmes and Education, Rebecca Clarke, has been nominated for a Curriculum Improvement Award.

New Ambassador for TNEC

TNEC welcomes Nick Jenkins as the new ambassador.

Education – Right, Responsibility or Privilege?

Eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.

Doncaster Enterprise Challenge Finals

On Thursday 13th February, six SEN schools from the Doncaster area competed in the first Doncaster Enterprise Challenge finals event.

Stoke on Trent Primary Enterprise Challenge Finals

The Inspirational Learning Group has worked with the Stoke on Trent Opportunity Area to deliver a real-life business challenge to 10 Primary schools based in Stoke on Trent.

Ten Tips to promote Entrepreneurial Talent in your School -

National Careers Week is upon us once again! Take a look at these top tips which should help your students develop the key skills that they will need to become the Lord Sugar for the next generation.