IO3: Activities for proof of competence

This is a suggested non-exhaustive list of the ways that students can prove competence in the 15 areas of the EntreComp Framework in different European contexts. The list includes local, regional and national examples. It includes examples relevant to each partner country (e.g. for the UK: Duke of Edinburgh Award). The suggested activities are relevant for each level of the award, but young people may need some teacher/trainer guidance to help them decide on appropriate activities for their age/experience/ability.

Young people can work through the activities in their own time and in any order. They may already be participating in an activity (e.g. learning a musical instrument). Some activities may be relevant to more than one of the competencies and sometimes young people may work on one very big project that proves completion in a wide range of competencies (e.g. starting and managing a business from scratch). It is through participating in these activities that young people realise their entrepreneurial potential. This is an immersive and experiential award.

The lists have been created to meet two of the EU priorities for developing the EntreComp Framework: tailoring entrepreneurial learning outcomes to specific contexts and designing assessment of entrepreneurial learning.

  • Internships
  • School Involvement
  • Participating in an overseas experience
  • Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs
  • First Aid Course
  • LINK Academy
  • NCS (National Citizen Service)
  • CCF/ACF/Air Cadets/Sea Cadets (Cadet forces)
  • Prince’s Trust Course
  • Young Enterprise Scheme
  • North West Youth for Eden
  • Civic Service
  • Volunteering
  • BAFA
  • Apprenticeships
  • Training courses
  • Youth Guarantee
  • CIVIL Service
  • GIOVANI 2030
  • Start Up Nation 2020
  • Planning your future: apprenticeships
  • Pro Ruralis Association
  • Acceleratorul de întreprinderi sociale
  • CEO Antreprenor – Competitivitate, Excelență, Oportunitate
  • Vreau să fiu antreprenor
  • Volunteering at non-profit organisations
  • Junior Achievement Award Cyprus
  • Junior Achievement Award Cyprus