Secondary Level

The South Cork Schools Enterprise Programme is an enterprise education programme that aims to provide support to second level schools throughout the South Cork region wishing to embrace entrepreneurial projects and stimulate business skills within their schools curriculum. The South Cork Schools Enterprise Programme is funded by the Local Enterprise Office South Cork.

A range of interactive enterprise activities are organised during the schools year to encourage students from 1st – 6th year to learn more about entrepreneurship and what’s involved in setting up and running a business.

Students can run an enterprise company on their own or in a team of five or less.

The South Cork Schools Programme runs from September to March. For the winning Student Enterprise Company, the programme runs until May (The National Final).

Student enterprise awards

What are the benefits of the Schools 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

For further information please contact:

Local Enterprise Office South Cork

The Business Growth Hub

Cork County Council

Carrigrohane Road


Tel: 021 4285200

See the Student Enterprise Programme below website for further details

Student Enterprise Programme - Ireland’s Largest & Most Successful Student Enterprise Programme