Cousins Michael and Ben Dyer are the driving force behind The Inspirational Learning Group (TILG) which is the company that brings you the National Skills Challenge in Association with The Digital Institute, London. TILG are one of the UK's leading providers of extra-curricular activities to schools and colleges and they are also the company behind The National Enterprise Challenge which has worked with over 250,000 young people since 2013.


The duo came together to create a challenge for school years 12/13 as they believed that there was a gap in the market for this type of challenge, based on the feedback that they had from the schools and colleges that they were working with. The 2018 challenge was set by Natwest and the 2019 challenge was set by UCFB. The winners were 3 students from Newcastle-Under-Lyme college (2018) and The Compton School (2019), who pitched their idea to UCFB at Wembley and also did work experience at Natwest.  The 2020 challenge set by Sports Interactive will see the winning team visit Sports Interactive (the home of Football Manager) for work experience in the summer of 2020.

The students will work in teams of 5 (max) to tight deadlines to show the team of facilitators that come to the college that they have what it takes to represent the college at our National Finals in London on Wednesday 1st April 2020.  The overall Winners of the Challenge will then have the chance to sit down with the bosses at Sports Interactive and discuss their ideas for the game.

National Skills Challenge Enterpris Competition Winners

The National Skills Challenge 

The National Skills Challenge is a real-life business Challenge in association with The Digital Institute, London. Delivered over the course of a full school day by our engaging team, the challenge aims to develop the key employability skills required for the world of work, including teamwork, communication and leadership.

There can be a maximum of 150 students participating on the day, in groups of five. They will be set tasks throughout the day such as looking at their target market and looking into the different features of the game, to extend it's appeal to a younger audience.


To find out more, call one of our team on 01785 550160