The ability to get things done, to be self-sufficient and self motivated are all necessary skills highlighted by industry leaders and Cambridge Leadership College provides a framework for students to learn and practise these skills.

An entrepreneurial mindset is cultivated through students working on real business projects developed through their interaction with a network of organisations and entrepreneurs from diverse industries.

Students’ daily practice of agile and scrum methodologies focusing on outcomes and reflection enables students to construct their own targets for learning.

The combination and equal weighting of academic qualifications and the opportunity to develop commercial awareness through the creation of their own businesses is a new and very different proposition in post-16 education.

Cambridge Leadership College staff teach students to take responsibility for their own learning and to do their own thinking.  

What will you create?


Students learn how to create and run their own business alongside their academic studies, to learn project management skills, to adopt a commercial mindset and to develop their own leadership qualities.

Students are mentored in creating and then developing their ideas, forming groups and then launching their project.

They then start their own companies to develop their businesses.

Students working on a task

Everybody agrees that problem-solving skills are essential for success in a rapidly changing world. Our students tackle lateral thinking problems, use the eight ideas framework and the Google Design Sprint framework.

Cambridge Leadership College has a number of partnerships with business organisations and regularly invites business leaders into the college to talk to, and work with, students.

Dan Dearing with Cambridge Leadership College students


‘I like CLC because it’s really independent and I can be myself.’