Inspiring co-operative enterprise through education

Case Studies

Our flexible and innovative approach allows us to work on a variety of projects and training opportunities with local authorities, students, teachers and schools.

Have a look through our case studies for ideas and inspiration on how to embed the co-operative model of enterprise in education.

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West Lothian Council/Bright Business Partnership and CETS
This innovative project was designed by the 3 organisations to give senior students an insight into setting up and running their own co-operative through a 2-day business start up programme...

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Excellence in Education through Business Links
The Excellence in Education through Business Links allowed CETS to offer an opportunity for teachers to visit a number of co-ops. This gave them a better understanding of co-operative enterprise and enabled them to develop links with the co-operative sector, which supported their personal development...

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CPD for Scottish secondary teachers held at Strathclyde University
Secondary teachers and a few senior pupils attended this full day CPD session at Strathclyde University. Attendees were introduced to the co-operative business model and how its values and principles guide the actions of all co-operative businesses...

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Clackmannan St Serfs Primary
Primary pupils wanted to see how their enterprising co-operative activities could support less fortunate pupils in another country. Through discussions with CETS and involvement of the local community, pupils planned to establish their own co-op...

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Scotmid/ Craigmount/ Stevenson College project
The aim of this project is to work with students in secondary school and help them to have a wider variety of training to support different areas of the curriculum...


Local Authority CPD Dundee
Dundee City Council invited CETS to deliver CPD for primary and secondary teachers at their in service day. The first session was attended by the Business Studies Principal Teachers network...