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Higher education providers are expected to address the issue of employability within the curriculum. The focus traditionally is largely young undergraduates who are studying full time and preparing for their first job. However, many students enrolled on higher education courses within college settings are not primarily concerned with the ability to get their first job, rather the ability to maintain their current job and/or progress in their career.


Drawing upon an heutagogical philosophy of learning, this project team will produce a unique social entrepreneurial skill acquisition framework for the development of social enterprise within the higher education curriculum. This will be valuable for course teams to prepare needs-led education and skill development.


The project will also deliver a pedagogic resource portfolio that will be available to institutions across the sector who wish to embed social enterprise and entrepreneurship skills and knowledge within their curriculum. A programme of dissemination will be constructed to promote awareness of the resources and provide tips for providers to embed them in their own practice.

Project lead:

University of Huddersfield

Project partners:

University of Bolton, City College Plymouth and University of Huddersfield

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