Business & Enterprise Programme

for students aged 13-17

Business and Enterprise Programme

Our Business and Enterprise programme for students combines inspirational lessons with business-based excursions, where students improve their understanding of Britain's culture and university system whilst learning how to inspire people, take the lead and improve their confidence in public speaking and presentation.

Add some leadership and team-building adventure activities, such as canoeing, climbing and giant swing, where students put into practice what they have been learning. It all adds up to an inspirational cultural experience that helps develop vital personal qualities which enhance their chances of success throughout life.

How does it work?

Fixed duration and dates  This is a two-week course with arrivals on Saturdays. Mixed nationality courses run on the following dates during the UK summer months; 18th July, 1st August and 15th August 2020.  For additional dates please contact us.

Closed groups (minimum of 30 students) course available throughout the year. Contact us for more information.

Business and Enterprise Classes: Students receive 24 hours of teaching during the course in enjoyable, interactive classes with no more than 15 students per class. 

Cultural Excursions: Three full-days and one half-day are allocated for excursions. These trips include a day in London visiting the Bank of England, a trip to historic Oxford, an on-site visit to a British industrial factory, such as Jaguar Land Rover, a trip to Warwick Castle to attend an Industrial Revolution Workshop and a half day at Bicester Village combining market research and shopping.

Leadership and Team-Building Activities: Students develop their team-building and leadership skills while enjoying fun, outdoor activities such as climbing and abseiling, zip wire, giant swing, raft building and canoeing - all supervised by experienced English-speaking PGL activity instructors.

Evening Entertainment: Evening entertainment includes a variety of activities, such as cultural quizzes, team games, a fashion show and other activities to keep the everyone engaged and active. There is also the opportunity for personal study and chill out sessions in the evenings.

What's included

  • Accommodation and all meals
  • Airport transfers on scheduled dates from London Heathrow and Gatwick airports
  • All entrance fees for tours and attractions
  • Formal project
  • Presentation dinner
  • Programme certificate

Activities

Our exciting outdoor activity sessions, supervised by trained PGL staff, develop students' leadership and team-building skills.

Select an activity for a full description

A typical itinerary for this course

Sample programme for a 14-day Business and Enterprise programme
  Morning Afternoon Evening
Saturday   Arrival, Orientation & time to settle in Welcome Session - Ice Breakers/Team Challenges
Sunday Introduction, Aims and Plans  Leadership & Team Building Activities Cultural Quiz
Monday PGL Leadership Workshop Leadership and Team-Building Activities Fashion Show
Tuesday Full day in London (inc. Bank of England Workshop)   Chill Out
Wednesday PGL Innovation & Problem Solving Leadership & Team Building Activities Photo Challenge
Thursday Half-day visit to Jaguar Land Rover Half-day visit to Warwick Castle for Industrial Revolution Workshop Chill Out
Friday Project Work Leadership & Team Building Activities Personal Study Time
Saturday Project Work Leadership & Team Building Activities Scone Making
Sunday PGL Presentation Skills Seminar Business Challenges Ambush
Monday Guest Speaker - Applying to UK Universities Project Work Capture the Flag
Tuesday All-day visit to Oxford   Personal Study Time
Wednesday Business Challenges Seminar Leadership & Team Building Activities Personal Study Time
Thursday Half-day visit to Bicester Shopping Village Leadership & Team Building Activities Splash Cradle
Friday Final Presentation Leadership & Team Building Activities PGL Certificate Presentation Dinner & Disco
Saturday Departure Day    

Learning outcomes

  • Direct experience and understanding of Britain’s education system and industry from business led excursions.
  • Improved confidence and enjoyment from using English in real-life situations, such as presentations and course business visits.
  • Students build on important life skills – communication, leadership, problem solving and teamwork - essential skills for success in the 21st century.
  • Integration – making new friends and building relationships
  • Personal organisation and responsibility
  • Develop observation, awareness, leadership and communication skills.
Barton Hall

Barton Hall

London Heathrow airport - 3½ hours
Bristol airport - 1¼ hours

Bawdsey Manor

Bawdsey Manor

London Heathrow airport - 2 hours
Ashford International - 2¼ hours

Beam House

Beam House

Bristol airport - 2 hours
Heathrow airport - 3½ hours

Boreatton Park

Boreatton Park

Birmingham airport - 1½ hours
Manchester airport - 1½ hours

Caythorpe Court

Caythorpe Court

London Heathrow airport - 2 hours
Birmingham airport - 2 hours

Dalguise

Dalguise

Glasgow airport - 1½ hours
Edinburgh airport - 1 hour

Liddington

Liddington

Gatwick Airport - 1¾ hours
Heathrow Airport - 1¼ hours
Bristol Airport - 1¼ hours
St Pancras (Eurostar) - 1½ hours

Little Canada

Little Canada

Gatwick airport - 2½ hours
London Heathrow airport - 4 hours

Marchants Hill

Marchants Hill

London Heathrow airport - 1 hour
Gatwick airport - 1½ hours
Ashford International - 1½ hours

Osmington Bay

Osmington Bay

London Heathrow airport - 2 hours
Gatwick airport - 2½ hours

Pestalozzi

Pestalozzi

NEW! Opening May 2020!
Gatwick airport - 1 hour 20 minutes
Ashford International - 55 minutes

Windmill Hill

Windmill Hill

Gatwick airport - 1 hour
Ashford International - 1 hour

Winmarleigh Hall

Winmarleigh Hall

Manchester airport - 1 hour
Birmingham airport - 2 hours