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 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 Natwest and UCFB. 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 Ryman National Enterprise Challenge which has worked with over 250,000 young people since 2013.


The duo came together with Natwest 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 was to create a new business using only the resources available to them at the college. The eventual winners were 3 students from Newcastle-Under-Lyme college and they won an internship at Natwest in London during August 2018. The 2019 challenge has been set by University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) and the challenge is to create a new campus in Asia for UCFB. The only rule is that the campus must be based at a football stadium in the country that the students choose.

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 Thursday 4th April 2019.  The overall Winners of the Challenge will then win the chance of work experience at Natwest, along with travel and accommodation for the duration of the experience in the summer of 2019!

The National Skills Challenge 

The National Skills Challenge is a real-life business Challenge in association with NatWest and UCFB. 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 120 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 costings of setting up their very own campus in Asia, from hiring a stadium, to paying lecturers salaries and promoting the campus.

To find out more, call one of our team on 01952 608480