Student Enterprise Programme 2018-2019

About the Student Enterprise Programme

Each year an average of 23,000 second level students from all over Ireland take part and find out what it is like to be their own boss and how to run a business, experiencing all the ups and downs of entrepreneurship along the way! The Programme complements the business studies curriculum at both junior and senior level and is a rewarding experience for students, giving them the freedom to develop their business concepts to the fullest. Students can enter either individually or as part of a team.

Student Enterprise Programme

We are delighted to announce that the Cavan Student Enterprise Programme 2018-2019 has commenced. At the launch event on 20th September were; Catherine O’Sullivan- Virginia College; Yvonne Smith – St. Patrick’s College; Evelyn Kelly – Breifne College; Colm McCormick – Virginia College; Yvonne Kilkenny – St. Clare’s College; Dale Robertson – Royal School and Fionnuala Rogers – SEP Mentor. Front row left to right: Francis Verling - SEP Co-ordinator; Marcella Rudden – Head of Local Enterprise Office Cavan and Colm Finnegan – SEP Mentor.

National Final for 2018-2019 Programme is Friday 3rd May 2019, Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin


  • Junior Category: 1st year students
  • Intermediate Category: 2nd and 3rd year students
  • Senior Category: Transition Year, 4th year, 5th year, 6th year, LCA, LCVP and Youth Reach students*.

*Each student must be no older than 18 years old on the day of the National Final.

What are the benefits of the Student Enterprise Programme?

  • Enhances creativity
  • Improves communication skills
  • Provides practical uses for business studies topics
  • Encourages students to consider self-employment as a career choice
  • Equips students with the skills to set up and run their own business
  • Combines classroom learning with real life experiences
  • Opportunity to meet and learn from entrepreneurs in the local community
  • Excellent PR opportunities for schools
  • Excellent support tools for teachers, students and schools
  • On-going support from local Schools Co-ordinator

Resources Available

  • Teachers’ Manual & USB resource key
  • Student Workbooks
  • YouTube Channel with dedicated videos
  • Social Media sites with useful articles, hints & tips posted regularly
  • In-school visits by your local Schools Co-ordinator & mentors

For further information about the Student Enterprise Awards visit the website