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This course provides an excellent opportunity to develop the enterprise skills required to either run your own business or establish a career within many business fields, e.g. accountancy, marketing, events planning, human resources and purchasing. The programme includes a mix of theoretical and practical elements, with an opportunity to run your own microbusiness. In addition, the course will include a programme of guest speakers and trips to further develop your knowledge of a full range of businesses. The course will enable you to develop a range of transferable skills, such as teamwork, problem solving, communication and initiative. The next steps after the course could be running your own business, going to university or gaining an apprenticeship.
The list below provides a snapshot of the units that you will be studying:
- Developing a marketing campaign
- Personal and business finance
- Launching and running an enterprise
- Social enterprise
- Survival and growth
- Business decision-making
- Principles of management
How will I know how I am doing?
The course is assessed through assignments, controlled assessment and examination. You will receive continuous progress reviews, along with full and regular feedback from your tutor to ensure you are on track and ready for your next step. Feedback will be verbal, written or electronic and is designed to support you on your course.
What do I need to join?
You will need at least five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English and Maths.
Maths & English
Opportunities to upskill in both English and maths are provided, and feedback is given to learners on their strengths and areas for improvement.
The course is designed to improve your employability skills through the main qualification units, guest speakers, enrichment trips and work experience.
We encourage and provide support to those who wish to gain experience in the world of business, and we can offer contacts to assist with arranging this. You will have the opportunity to complete a work placement in the business field.
What can I do next?
The course will provide an excellent stepping stone to university or an apprenticeship. Alternatively, some people may choose to become an entrepreneur and focus on their own business. In the past, our business and enterprise students have gone on to study economics, marketing, event planning, law and business at university.
What are my career options?
The course provides many career opportunities. In the past, our business and enterprise students have gone on to work in banking, project management, marketing, accounting, human resources and marketing.
Course information last updated: Tuesday 20th April 2021 @ 8.30am (21 hours ago)