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Take part in BASE

BASE is your opportunity to make yourself as employable as possible before leaving school. Whether you’re going to university, considering an apprenticeship, heading straight into employment, or you’re not quite sure what to do next, BASE prepares you by sharpening your employability skills. Plus, there is some great prizes up for grabs!

Take part

How does BASE work?

BASE Registration

Teacher registers your school

You can take part in BASE from 11 January to 28 April 2021. Prior to this, your teacher needs to register your school by completing the online form in the teacher portal.

BASE students put into teams

Teams allocated

Your teacher will place you into teams of four, although your teammates may not be in your class. You will remain in these teams throughout the rest of the competition.

BASE students take team challenge

Take part

In your teams, you will take part in an online game and video presentation. Your teacher will provide you with more information about these.

BASE National Final

The National Final

The top 24 teams will be invited to the BASE National Final*, where they will take part in one final challenge to decide who will be crowned BASE National Champions. The National Champions will win fantastic prizes for themselves and their school, we will also be rewarding the runners up and individuals and teams who have excelled in particular business skills. *Please be aware that, due to COVID-19 and A-Level delays, the National Final may not take place as planned. We are currently considering other options and will update you if any changes occur.

Why take part?

  • The chance to win amazing prizes including iPads, employer experience days and cash for your school.
  • Gain transferable employability and life skills while receiving valuable feedback for your personal development.
  • Get an insight into how the knowledge and skills you learnt at school apply to a real-life work environment.
  • Boost your CV and stand out from other applicants for university places and jobs.
  • Meet employers, find out about employment opportunities and get advice on how to kick-start your career.
  • Compete against your class mates and other schools across the UK.