About UnLtd

UnLtd is the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK and offers the largest such network in the world. UnLtd resources hundreds of individuals each year through its core Awards programme.

What they needed:

UnLtd are a long term collaborator of ours, over the past six years we've worked together on a number of projects. In 2016 UnLtd commissioned us to rewrite their social enterprise education curriculum for delivery with schools across the UK. They were keen to ensure that their youth provision was effective and efficient in supporting the needs of school students hoping to lead their own social ventures. Being an education social enterprise, we were the perfect partner, well placed to draw on our experience of designing education programmes and working in the #SocEnt space!  We authored a programme to help strengthen UnLtd's proposition to multiple stakeholders including young people, schools and The UK Government.

Our Solution:

  • Engaged young people in a consultation process to validate the content and approaches of curriculum content.

  • Authored a youth led, experiential approach to social enterprise education which put young people in the driving seat of their own venture development.

  • Mapped programme content to a number of national curriculum priorities to demonstrate the transferable learning young people gain from engaging in social enterprise activities.

 What they said:

"By sharing insights from the daily running of a youth led social enterprise, Beyond the Classroom were instrumental in helping to guide the strategic aims of UnLtd's youth offering. Beyond the Classroom are excellent at presenting their own experiences and those of young people in a creative and engaging way.  Beyond The Classroom demonstrate the positive impact youth led social businesses can have when supported and invested in, in an effective way. We are now able to share these insights to create a wider social impact across our network."

Caroline Murray

UnLtd, Development Manager