Exploring Enterprise Programme (EEP) is a free programme which provides an insight into starting a business or allows you to take the first steps to gaining employment.

This project is part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund 2014-2020 Investment for Jobs and Growth Programme.


The Exploring Enterprise Programme

Are you fed up looking for work? Maybe you have thought about starting up your own business?

If so, the Exploring Enterprise Programme might be exactly what you need to get up and running!

Is this for me? If you can say yes to any of the following questions, then this course may be for you:

  • Do you like the idea of starting a business but don’t have a definite business idea?
  • Do you have an idea but aren’t ready to turn it into a business yet?
  • Do you want to gain a new qualification?
  • Do you want to improve your CV?

The course is set up to help you think about all aspects of business from goal setting to finance, marketing to resources and everything in between. It is a classroom based course but interactive and you are encouraged to work with the other budding entrepreneurs in the group to think about your business differently, ask questions and learn!
Why The Exploring Enterprise Programme?

  • It’s a FREE CCEA accredited course
  • It’s short – 6 modules in total and only lasts 6 days (over 2 weeks)
  • You will get recognised QCF qualification in Understanding Business Enterprise
  • You will get a free business plan written for you and your new business

There is lots of help on offer locally for business start-up so why should you take part in Exploring Enterprise? Well apart from being completely free and accredited we don’t just stop after the 6 sessions. You can avail of our business mentors who are highly experienced across a full range of areas and will work with you on a one to one business to build and grow your business.

Course Criteria

The Exploring Enterprise Programme is a free course for those who are:

  • Unemployed or working / in education / training amounting to less than 16 hours a week
  • Aged 16 or over
  • Able to commit to the full training scheme

If you are unsure of your eligibility or just want more information chat to us today! Call the office on 028 9031 1002 or contact us via the form below.

Course Details

Our Exploring Enterprise Course week 1 will run Monday 21st September to Wednesday 23rd and week 2 will run Monday 28th September to Wednesday 30th September. – Contact us today to register your interest.


Case Study

Click on the image to read about the Milk Whisker Case Study from the Exploring Enterprise Programme.

The Milk Whisker Case Study

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