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Business and Enterprise Level 3

Programme Description

For those that are passionate about business or starting and running their own business this is the course for you.

A vocational course which is ideal for learners who want to further their experience in the field or business or to become a successful entrepreneur. It develops knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of business areas to help you identify a potential business opportunity and develop your own business. Learners are supported by the college's entrepreneurial champion who encourages you to develop your business ideas and by visits to local businesses to develop networking opportunities.

All learners are encouraged to participate in a variety of events such as competing in competitions like the Beacon Bursary.

At a Glance

  Full Time

  1 year

  Graig Campus

Programme Content

Learners will have the opportunity to complete an Extended Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship which consists of 12 units. A range of units are studied which include Enterprise and Entrepreneurs, Developing a Marketing Campaign, Business and Personal Finance, Launch and Run an Enterprise, Business Decision Making and Principles of Management.

This course also includes Essential Skills.

Programme Features

This qualification was developed by Peter Jones of Dragon's Den to develop necessary knowledge and skills and to give you confidence, motivation and communication skills. Exciting business theories are delivered and discussed in the classroom.  Visits to employers ensure learners are able to apply business theory to actual case studies. Successful completion of assignments and exams ensures learners achieve a nationally recognised qualification which can lead to self-employment, employment, apprenticeships or to university.

Guest speakers and competitions further enhance learning and career progression.

Method of Assessment

This course is assessed through a range of methods which include exams, assignments, projects and presentations.

Progression & Employment

Successful completion of the course will enable you to progress to careers in a range of business related areas such as marketing, retailing and finance. Other opportunities include business related apprenticeships and progression to higher education.

Entry Requirements

An applicant for the Level 3 Business and Enterprise course will need to have:

A minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A* - C or equivalent

English and Maths are an integral part of the course. Students who do not yet have the necessary grades at C or above will have additional teaching and support to study for either GCSE or Essential Skills depending on prior GCSE grades. Entry for mature students without formal qualifications is through an interview process.

Additional Costs

All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £45 prior to enrolment.

You will need to provide your own stationery and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits.