BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (NQF) at The Creative & Media Studio School at Netherhall Learning Campus
The extended certificate in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship is the equivalent of 1 A-Level and is completed over two years. During this course you will study 4 Units of work.
Can you name a famous entrepreneur? Do you understand what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? The first unit you will study is called “Enterprise and Entrepreneurship” and will explore the importance of both enterprise and entrepreneurs to the local and national economy. You will study their creativity and mind-set as you look at real-life enterprises and entrepreneurs and investigate the skills required to be successful. You will then move onto Unit 2, “Developing a Marketing Campaign”. You will gain an understanding of how a marketing campaign is developed then moving onto develop your own campaign for a given product/service.
Year 13 focuses on Unit 3 “Personal” and Business Finance”, looking specifically at how you will manage money and the financial decisions that you will make throughout your life. This unit will also provide insight into where you can get financial advice and support, a range of business accounts, and the different sources of finance available to businesses. The final unit that secures your Extended Certificate will look at ONE of the following options: Unit 7 Social Enterprise or Unit 8 Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.
Unit 1 Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (Internal-assessed coursework)
Unit 2 Developing a Marketing Campaign (Edexcel-set controlled assessment – May of Y12)
Unit 3 Personal” and Business Finance (Edexcel-set examination – January of Y13)
Either Unit 7 Social Enterprise or Unit 8 Enterprise and Intrapreneurship (Internal-assessed coursework)
Students applying for the Level 3 BTEC in Enterprise should achieve at the very least a Level 4 in English Language, Maths and 3 other GCSE subjects. Students invited for interview will be asked to complete a written task set by the CMSS. This work will be assessed by the subject specialist as part of the interview process and will contribute to the decision of an offer being made.
The skills you will need to be successful include:
- Independent working
- Good organisation
- Being able to monitor your own performance
- Have confidence to deliver work to an audience
- Prepare to work with enthusiasm, energy and commitment
A combination of internally assessed coursework and Edexcel-set controlled assessment
- Under 19 at the start of the academic year you want a bursary for
- Studying at a School or College, or an unpaid training course
- You’re in, or recently have left, Local Authority case
- You get Income Support of Universal Credit in your name
- You’re disabled and get both Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), and either Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP in your name.
- Bus passes to and from College, where the distance travelled justifies this
- Specialist course equipment
- Costs incurred for placements and business engagement opportunities
- Transports and fees for course events/trips/university visits
- Transports and fees for enrichment events offered, or arranged, by the Studio School which could benefit the student’s progression routes
- Are under 19 years at the start of the year the bursary is needed for
- Have at least 90 % attendance
- Are meeting expectations for good behaviour and progress
- Are in receipt of Free School Meals
- Meet the above eligibility criteria
- Complete the application form answering all the questions in full – don’t forget to sign it
- Attach the evidence as indicated on the application form (original evidence is required which will be photocopied and returned to you)
By completing the Subsidiary Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (1 A level), you are equipped with a sound foundation to support University applications for a variety of Business, Marketing, Finance and Management related degrees. In addition, by studying this BTEC you can also progress to Higher Apprenticeships in areas such as business, business administration, marketing, accounting, sales or enterprise.
Additionally, the course provides learners with the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. You could become self-employed or find a job in a wide variety of areas, including accounting, administration, banking, business management, human resource management, marketing, retailing or law.
Please note: Whilst the C&MSS will do all we can to accommodate your course preferences, we have to ensure the course numbers are viable. Should a course not run due to low numbers in this option, we will inform you at the earliest opportunity. This is usually before the end of your GCSES so you have plenty time to reconsider your options.
Business / Enterprise
58% achieved D-D* Grades
100% pass rate
How to apply
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