How do you create an entrepreneurial learning pipeline – starting from schooling?

This article reflects on a personal journey, based on being a design educator who found many alignments between their past experiences and emerging entrepreneurial learning initiatives.  In 2014 I was amongst a small team invited by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Microbusiness to propose a pipeline for developing entrepreneurial competencies in all learners (Anderson et al., 2014). Our task was to set the scene for a continuous development of entrepreneurial education, starting from schooling. Ten years on, two initiatives have responded to our call. The  Curriculum for Wales is well underway, and the World Bank funded Curriculum in North Macedonia is six years old. Both start the entrepreneurial learning journey at Primary level schooling, so perhaps it is no surprise that the APPG for Entrepreneurship (Conway / APPG, 2022) is asking Westminster Government to look outside their own box of experience, and to enhance English Schooling. Lessons learned include making a distinction between hindsight, insight and foresight learning strategies, aligning learning assessment to the Two I’s of Innovation and Implementation, and understanding how progression models can be developed. At ministerial level, bringing together ministries of business and education has directly informed policy developments.