Title Be (Business enterprise ) Inspired
Project Number UK/12/LLP-LdV/TOI-503
Product Training Needs Anaylsis
Title Training Needs Anaylsis
Product Type others
Marketing Text The Be Inspired Project focuses on identifying, documenting and disseminating best practice in business, enterprise and entrepreneurship for people with intellectual disabilities across Europe. The programme exposes people with intellectual disabilities to entrepreneurial thinking, action, and real life problem solving.
he TNA provided a research framework which sought to both deepen partners existing knowledge of the skills and talents of people with learning disabilities and the need of an course to develop and encourage entrepreneurial skills on leaving school and to inform the subsequent training course.The TNA informed the subsequent training course as it provided a well grounded basis for the development of the course by:
• proposing the principal themes and module titles for the new learning materials in Be Inspired course
• identifying good practice within the VET and voluntary sector for developing entrepreneurial skill and talent among people with learning disabilties.
It also provided information from trainers of people with ID. The TNA demonstrated that entrepreneurial training programmes for AIDs are much needed. Entrepreneurial training courses for adults with intellectual disabilities are not a very regular feature in any of the partner countries. According to the trainers, these kinds of courses are truly needed. Most of the trainers felt that a new entrepreneurial course would be beneficial if it clearly answered the need of AIDs. AID's themselves expressed a desire to learn entreprenurial skills. Members of the focus groups has mostly not been taught about self‐employment. Yet, they express clear desires to become self‐employed. Answers
indicate the wish to have more opportunities and choices as well as clear training for entrepreneurship
Target group Supported Employment organizations - voluntary sector and VET sector; Employment agency advisors; national and regional government and policy advisers
Area of application To inform the training materials and next phase of the project (work package 3 Materials Adaptation)