Research and analysis

Enterprise education: impact in higher and further education

Researches the impact of enterprise education initiatives and maps existing provision in both higher education and further education.



Entrepreneurship is important for future economic growth. The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) commissioned ICF GHK to assess international literature on the impact of enterprise education initiatives.

The research looks at increasing learners’ relevant knowledge, skills and ambitions to start a business, and how far this leads to higher business creation, business growth or employability. It also maps the extent and type of enterprise education delivered by higher and further education providers in England.

Published 28 June 2013