2009 sees the launch of 'Enterprise'
PUTTING ENTERPRISE AND INNOVATION INTO
Bringing enterprise and Innovation in to the
curriculum, will introduce its own unique method of training. This
process is fundamentally about the development of the person.
It leaves learners whatever their background, age and
academic achievement with a framework of understanding and
enterprise skills that allows them with confidence to face the
unknown in a rational and opportunistic manner.
In other words they develop their intrinsic
potential to innovate and to be entrepreneurial.
The Innovation Lab process recognises the
distinctive nature of enterprise and innovation as follows:
- Innovation and enterprise are relevant to all
- The subjects have to be taught and assessed,
on a practice centred action learning
- Tutors of innovation and enterprise have to
- Innovation and enterprise induce positive
changes in the personal attitudes of those that embrace them,
making them more employable
- Innovation and enterprise create, and need, a
distinct culture in which to flourish.
In accepting the above points and in embracing
their implications, Doncaster will become an Enterprise
BENEFITS TO THE COLLEGE
By placing itself at the centre of innovation
and enterprise in Doncaster, the College will:
- Create earning opportunities it would not otherwise be able to
access. These are all concerned with stimulating enterprise, in
education, community and in business.
- Become a valued and influential member of the Doncaster
- Further enhance its positive profile in the town being seen as
a key to the town’s prosperity.
- Enhance staff performance by making them more innovative and
entrepreneurial driving the College forward in the face of
In accepting this, the College will become a
powerful driver for change in the town making it a place where
innovation and enterprise thrive for the benefit of all.
Becoming an Enterprise College involves
integrating innovation and enterprise into the structure, the life
and the curriculum of the College.
Each Academy/Department in the College sets up
an Enterprise Centre to serve its subject area. They are led by an
‘Enterprise Ambassador’ appointed from within the respective
school. The Centres are self sustaining entities each with their
own business plan, their teaching and training programmes are based
on a common practice - centred approach in which students develop
their knowledge and skill through action learning.
The Centres generate income under three
headings as follows:
- Level 2 to Level 4, FE courses. LSC funded.
- Innovation and enterprise training/short courses to public and
private organisations working in the subject area of the School.
Full Cost Recovery
- Trading through an Academy/Department ‘company’ delivering
services and products to other schools and to external customers on
a commercial basis.