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BTEC Level 2 - Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at The Boswells School

Course description

Unit 1 - The Entrepreneurial Mindset - what does it take to be a successful entrepreneur? The aim of this unit is to enable you to develop the mindset and skills that a successful entrepreneur needs for business. It will enable you to investigate the qualities and characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, whilst developing the attributes needed to plan and run a business.

Unit 2 - Creating a Vision for your Business Plan - turning ideas into a product or service. The aim of this unit is for you to understand how business ideas are created and gain the skills and confidence to generate your own ideas. You will explore successful and innovative business ideas.

Unit 3 - The Business Environment - monitoring changes and adapting business plans for a successful business. The aim of this unit is to enable you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to research the external business environment and your own business skills needs and consider how these factors may affect your own business. You will learn about the impact changes on the external environment on a selected micro business or social enterprise. The changes studied will include a range of current social, environmental and technological issues.

Unit 4 - Researching your Market - finding out if there is a potential market and interpreting the results. You will learn how to plan cost-effective market research to meet the needs of a micro start-up business or social enterprise. You will study different methods of primary research and how to use secondary research. You will learn how to draw conclusions from your analysis and integrate these decisions into a business plan.

Unit 5 - The Marketing Plan - This unit aims to give you the understanding and skills needed to develop a marketing and promotion plan for your own micro start-up business or social enterprise. You will learn about the fundamental marketing concepts that any entrepreneur needs to master.

Unit 6 - Financial Modelling and Forecasting - gaining the essential knowledge and skills to develop a robust financial model to meet the aims of the business. The aim of this unit is to provide you with the essential knowledge and skills to enable you to develop a robust financial model to fit with the aims of their micro business. You will cover the fundamental financial knowledge and skills which an entrepreneur needs before starting a business.

Unit 7 - Preparing and Pitching a Business Plan - The aim of this unit is to enable you to draw together all aspects of a business plan and to pitch the plan in a professional manner and for an identified purpose. In your presented plan, you will learn to focus on the way the plan is presented, as well as its content, in order to enable you to learn the need for maximum effectiveness of a presentation.

Unit 8- Leadership and Teamwork-This unit enables learners to develop the attributes that a successful entrepreneur needs when working in or leading a team. Learners will develop an understanding of team roles and how teams work together, as well as an understanding of conflict within teams. Learners will practise team working skills, as well as learning what qualities are needed to motivate and inspire others to perform well.

Unit 9- Toolkit for idea Generation- This unit enables learners to develop a toolkit of skills and techniques required for creative thinking and innovation. Many entrepreneurs start their enterprise through inventing or designing a completely new product or service, others may re-invent or build on other people’s ideas by improving an existing product or service. Both show creativity you will have the opportunity to use a range of techniques to unlock creativity in different situations.

Unit 10-Managing Personal Finances- This unit enables learners to develop the skills and knowledge to manage their personal finances and be able to plan for a secure future. Planning personal finances is a skill which all business people need to develop if they are to have a secure financial future and it is important for learners to appreciate the factors that can impact on this as well as the consequences of not planning properly.

Unit 11-Enterprise in the Workplace- This unit enables learners to develop skills and knowledge to be entrepreneurial. Learners will do this by undertaking specific projects which involve working on real business problems in host organisations. Students will develop knowledge and understanding of how businesses succeed and the skills and abilities entrepreneurs draw on when faced with everyday issues or problems. This will be achieved through learners undertaking enterprise work placements to build their confidence and skills

Entry requirements

To start the BTEC Level 2 course you will need 4 D grades in any subject area

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Boswells School directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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