IO2: Guidance Materials

The guidance materials explain each of the 15 competencies of the EntreComp Framework to young people aged 14-20, making them accessible and relevant to their lives. They are grouped into the three areas identified by the EntreComp Framework: ideas and opportunities, into action and resources. They have been created so that students can work with teacher guidance or autonomously, at any of the three levels. The materials suggest ‘new learning activities to develop entrepreneurial competencies’ and ‘tailor entrepreneurial learning outcomes to a specific context’ as suggested by the EU.

The materials are in three different formats:

  1. Infograph – a summary of the key aspects of the competency
  2. Information Leaflet – a detailed explanation of the competency
  3. Powerpoint presentation – a more visual and interactive way for students or teachers to access the competency.

The materials are suitable for any level of the award, with young people participating in the foundation level of the award more likely to need teacher input to help explain the competency. The materials include links to other relevant information available on the internet should students wish to develop their knowledge further.

The guidance materials are innovative because there is nothing currently available aimed at making the EntreComp Framework accessible to younger students.
The materials have been designed for either teachers to use in the classroom or students to use autonomously.

Teaching material

Ideas and Opportunities

Spotting Opportunities
Valuing ideas
Ethical and sustainable thinking


Self-awareness and self-efficacy
Motivation and perseverance
Mobilising resources
Financial and Economic Literacy
Mobilising others

Into Action

Taking the initiative
Planning & Management
Learning through experience
Working with others
Coping with ambiguity, uncertainty and risk