For ages 14-17, an English course for budding entrepreneurs to build their skills and a business plan for their big ideas.


Available in winter, and summer

For entrepreneurs in the making: improve core skills such as debating, critical thinking, and team work, for bright, academic and professional careers. Includes special trips such as a tour of the Houses of Parliament. 

Course summary

Ages 14-17
Location London (winter) | Oxford  (summer) 
English level B2 (upper intermediate) and above
Course length 2 weeks
Season Winter | Summer


Course content

The course runs like a conference, with students enjoying an exciting programme of guest speakers and workshops.

Future Leaders Entrepreneurship encourages students to explore contemporary skills such as debating, critical thinking, and team work. Students work in groups with a mix of nationalities to build a business plan for a social enterprise that will benefit their community.

Students will learn about how to start a business, considering funding and financing as well as writing a business plan. They will pitch their business to a panel of judges on the final day of the course and the best group will win the prestigious Future Leaders Cup.

The course is delivered in English and students will work with others from all over the world using English to communicate and to deliver the end of course presentation. During the course students will develop their business vocabulary and in doing so also improve their English.

There are two full-day trips and one half-day trip as part of the course.

  • Trips at Oxford include: a walking tour and entry to a University of Oxford college, London with a tour of the Houses of Parliament, and Cambridge with entry to King’s College, a walking tour and punting on the River Cam. 
  • Trips at London include: the Houses of Parliament in London, Oxford with a University of Oxford college tour, Camden Market in London, and Brighton. Additional trips in London include the V&A Museum, the British Museum, a company visit, and the London Eye.


Guest speakers

Tom Brookes
Tom is a film, public speaking and acting specialist, who has led courses in over a hundred schools for children in the UK and created courses for students from more than 60 countries. Tom is a guest speaker on all of our Future leader courses, delivering talks on public speaking and presentation skills as well as being a panel judge for the Future leader presentations.

Jackie Kassteen
Jacqueline Kassteen is the Founder and Managing Director of Jackfruit Marketing and Jackfruit Fame. Jacqueline has 20 years’ experience in marketing, has started two companies and is recognised as a top industry analyst. She has extensive experience of developing marketing strategy and delivering successful marketing campaigns. Jackie will be speaking on a number of our future leader courses focusing on students’ personal brand as well as developing business marketing strategy.


Learning summary (per two-week course)

Lessons: 42 hours

Study trips: 2 full-day trips and 1 half-day trip

Other activities, including sports, arts and evening activities: 40 hours


Learning outcomes

Your child will:

  • Improve core skills for bright, academic and professional careers
  • Improve their spoken English
  • Increase their English vocabulary
  • Network and make new friends from around the world
  • Improve skills such as teamwork and problem-solving
  • Be prepared for studying in an English-speaking environment
  • Be prepared for working in an English-speaking environment
  • Improve their presentation skills
  • Develop a business vocabulary
  • Be introduced to negotiation skills
  • Experience writing a business plan
  • Advance their English language skills even more.


Start dates

Location Season Start dates Arrival day Course length Price
London Winter 08th and 22nd January 2023, 


Sunday 2 weeks  


(£1750 per week)

Oxford Summer 06 July 2022 Wednesday 2 weeks  


(£1511.50) per week)


What’s included in Oxford?

  • All tuition
  • All class materials
  • All activities
  • Full and half day trips to exciting destinations 
  • Evening activities organised and supervised by IH staff at the school
  • On-site residential accommodation at the school
  • All meals
  • Regular drinks and snacks
  • 24/7 support and supervision by our on-site IH team
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Comprehensive travel insurance


What’s included in London?

  • Full board accommodation in a residence or hotel. 
Staff will stay in the accommodation to assist with any concerns and to ensure students are supervised.
  • 24/7 support and supervision, staff will accompany students between the residence and school
  • All tuition
  • All class materials
  • All activities
  • Study trips (see timetable for London study trips)
  • Return transfers from Heathrow airport
  • London Travelcard (zones 1-3)
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • View the London factsheet

We speak your language

We are always happy to help you find the perfect course. Contact our team who can speak many languages.

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