Experiential learning improving employability


FE Colleges are now using our Enterprise & Employability workshops and learning resources to help provide enriching work-related learning experiences for their students. 

Using the Finance Lab simulation as the centre-piece, we have developed a scenario-type Challenge based around a fictitious company, Erskine Hill Investments. The Challenge enhances skills and attributes, develops knowledge and improves employability. 

Taking on the roles of employees at this company, students have an opportunity to apply their work-related knowledge and skills in the classroom environment where performance can be assessed and learning outcomes managed. 

Seainin Gillan, Business and Economics Lecturer at St. Killian’s College, said: “What a fantastic challenge! It gave my students an opportunity to demonstrate their initiative, team-working and problem-solving skills under the pressure of competition.” 

The Challenge engages students in business methodologies and practical work-related activities in the classroom in a realistic and challenging way.  The programme is also an opportunity for involvement by employer partners. 

The Challenge, or selected units, can be delivered as part of a course over several lessons or run as a one-off event. All the teaching materials and student guidance needed to deliver it are provided. We also have an experienced team of leaders who can come and run the workshop if required.