Inspiring co-operative enterprise through education

Secondary Level Resources

Co-operative skills for learning, life and work


Co-op Games

The Co-operative Games: Succeeding together

This interactive online resource explains the concept of “common wealth”, the links to co-operative values and principles and how it can help achieve the 4 characteristics of the Curriculum for Excellence. The resource is available to use online and as a PDF; you can access both here: The Co-operative Games: Succeeding together.


SQA Awards in Co-operative Studies

Offered at SCQF levels 4,5 and 6, our new SQA Awards in Co-operative Studies provide interdisciplinary learning opportunities about the co-operative model of enterprise. Topics covered include the global impact of co-operatives, co-operative history and researching about co-operatives.


Co-operative: The Invisible Giant

This interactive, multimedia resource guides students and teachers alike through the history of the co-operative model of enterprise and its role in the 21st century. The purpose of co-operatives in a community sense is also covered in detail. This resource contains exercises, discussion topics and can be used as part of your CPD.

Front cover of 'Enterprise with Ethics'

Enterprise with Ethics

This resource pack for Scottish secondary schools is a stimulating teaching aid, which promotes ethics within enterprise in schools. The pack includes co-operation and leadership activities as well as co-operative and social enterprise case studies. You can download this resource free of charge, or contact us to buy a hard copy.

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Young Co-operatives

The Co-operative College website has details about this exciting educational programme for secondary pupils. This recently updated resource will encompass a wider range of business models with a strong ethical aspect, including a horticultural model as well as the familiar fairtrade model. CETS welcomes the opportunity to support the use of this programme in Scotland through CPD or mentoring.

Front cover of When Values Meet Vision

When Values Meet Vision

CETS resource pack for those young people who want to set up their own trading co-op. The materials cover all stages of the process, from developing the trading idea through to establishing all of the elements of the co-operative enterprise. Although this resource can support curriculum for excellence, it can also be used outwith the classroom. You can download this resource free of charge, or contact us to buy a hard copy.