by Ashton Team Academy and Resurgence Academy
A Team Academy gives young adults the skills and knowledge required to run their own businesses while at the same time getting formal qualifications. The model includes a three year bachelor’s degree programme with no classrooms, no lectures, no exams. Within the first two weeks of enrolling, teams are formed and given the task of developing real businesses which will generate income. The students learn finance, marketing, leadership and strategy. Resurgence Academy in Derry/Londonderry and Ashton Trust in Belfast are both operating under this model and would like to see it happen as one overarching NI project at this stage.