Applications open for Exploring Enterprise 3 Programme

Monday September 5th 2016

We are now recruiting for Exploring Enterprise 3 Programme.

This is a pre-start programme which will support activities to extend the employment opportunities of unemployed, long-term unemployed and inactive people by helping them to enter, remain and make progress in sustained employment.

There will be a focus on people with disabilities and health conditions, lone parents, older workers, young people not in education employment or training, women and people with low or no qualifications.

Exploring Enterprise 3 Programme

Ultimately, EEP3 is designed to fill a gap in the provision of enterprise support by addressing the needs of people who are not yet ready to progress to self-employment ad operates as a mechanism to develop a latent pool of entrepreneurship talent within NI’s most deprived communities / groups.

We will provide accredited training and development to participants through the network of Local Enterprise Agencies. Participants do not need to have a specific business idea to join; the programme provides and insight into starting a business whilst allowing participants to work towards achieving a qualification.

On successful completion of the CCEA accredited training course participants will be awarded a Level 1 in Understanding Business Enterprise. In addition the programme will guide and assist individuals into and through the mainstream business support options.


  • You must be unemployed, part-time employed or in part-time training
  • Must be over 16
  • Must be able to commit to training


  • Completely FREE
  • Gain a qualification – QCF Level 1 in Understanding Business Enterprise (CCEA)
  • Meet new people
  • Gain skills to enter Self-Employment / Employment


Training Dates:

  • October 5th 2016
  • October 7th 2016
  • October 12th 2016
  • October 14th 2016
  • October 19th 2016
  • October 21st 2016

Need more information?

For further information and to register your interest contact Shauna on or by phone on 028 86763660.



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