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  • Learn all about the EntreCompEdu Professional Skills Framework

    EntreCompEdu is designed with accessibility and continuing improvement in mind. It is based on the following principles:

    • Accessibility: The framework is within reach of educators working in a wide range of contexts and from different backgrounds, qualifications, experiences, areas of expertise, beliefs and stages in their professional careers;
    • Professional Development: The framework builds on educator’s prior learning and experience. They are encouraged to take ownership of their own professional development through deliberate practice, self-evaluation, action research and ongoing reflection.


    The framework is informed by evidence from education research and based on what is known about effective teaching and learning, professional learning and entrepreneurial education. It is written for an audience not just of business educators in secondary schools and colleges but rather intended for a wider audience of educators, particularly: primary and secondary school teachers lecturers in technical and vocational education and training, teachers in special needs education, and teacher educators.


    EntreCompEdu is for a wide audience of educators: primary and secondary school teachers lecturers in technical and vocational education and training, teachers in special needs education, and teacher educators.

    5 key competences marrying EntreComp and the principles of education every teacher knows


    The framework marries 5 key competences inspired by the EntreComp principles of entrepreneurial education with the core teaching competences that teachers already know:

    1. Professional knowledge and understanding

    2. Planning and organisation 

    3. Teaching and Training

    4. Assessment

    5. Professional Learning and Development


    Here is a table detailing the 5 key competences: 

    Professional knowledge and understanding

    What do I need to know about…entrepreneurial learning, how this relates to my subject, and what does it mean from the students’ viewpoints?

    Planning How can I create a stimulating and purposeful entrepreneurial learning environment?
    Teaching and training How can I motivate and inspire students through entrepreneurial learning?
    Assessment How can I support and challenge students, so they make good progress in their entrepreneurial learning?
    Professional Learning How can I improve my practice in entrepreneurial education?


    These competences are all broken down into 6 interrelated elements

    1. Entrepreneurial education competences: Describe what educators should know, understand and do to promote and foster effective entrepreneurial education

    2. Big questions: Frame educators’ learning around key questions

    3. Stages of development: Signify three broad stages in educators’ professional learning and development

    4. Proficiency levels: Describe progression at the end of the stages in the development of entrepreneurial education competences

    5. Applications: Provides examples of how educators can demonstrate their entrepreneurial education competences

    6. Orientations: Prompt educators to reflect upon the attitudes, beliefs and values which underpin their pedagogy and practice supporting entrepreneurial education



    The goal of these categories is to address key aspects of each competence so as to help teachers recognize and develop these areas. 


    The EntreCompEdu Professional Skills Framework is available as a table format on our blog whilst we are developing a user-friendly and engaging graphic for you in several languages. An in-depth explanation presenting the rationale and thinking behind the framework is also available.