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BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (NQF) at The Creative & Media Studio School at Netherhall Learning Campus

Course description

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.

Course content

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)

Entry requirements

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:

  • Self-Discipline
  • 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

Financial information

Financial information
You can get financial support to help you with your chosen College courses if you’re aged 16-19 and fit certain criteria.
Vulnerable Student Bursary
This is a bursary worth up to £1200, depending on your circumstances and benefits. You must be:
  • 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
AND at least 1 of the following applies:
  • 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.
If you’re a parent, you will also need to be living away from your own parents to qualify. You will get the full amount if you have expenses and study full-time on a course of at least 30 weeks.
All applications will be treated with complete confidence.
Discretionary Bursary Fund
The Creative and Media Studio School also has a Discretionary Bursary Fund. The criteria for this fund is set by ourselves.
How can this help me?
This fund is for Students who are facing genuine financial barriers to participating in education. Its aim is to help with essentials and is not a cash payment, but a payment in kind for particular items needed. Typical ways this fund has been used by the Studio School includes
  • 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
As a Studio School we have a duty to ensure all funds are awarded fairly to students most in need, therefore, all applications cannot be guaranteed. We ask that all students are:
  • 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
Students who received Free School Meals do not automatically receive them at Post 16. Applications to the Local Authority must be made by the parents. We urge parents to make an application for FSM if this was the case at High School OR if your family circumstances have changed recently. To apply for FSM, please contact Kirklees Local Authority on 01484 221928, stating that your child is on roll at the Creative and Media Studio School at Netherhall Learning Campus and you would like to discuss FSM with the relevant department.
How to apply:
Application Forms to the Discretionary Bursary Fund can be collected from Angela Shufflebottom or the main NLC School Admin Office. Please fill in the form, ensuring you:
  • 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)
Ask your child to hand in the application form, with evidence, to Angela Shufflebottom or myself at the Studio School main office.

Future opportunities

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.

Further information

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

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Last updated date: 04 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • The Creative & Media Studio School at Netherhall Learning Campus
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01484382140
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    • Welcome to The Creative and Media Studio School

      Studying at the Creative and Media Studio School is unlike studying at any other high school in the country. Our students are able to learn through a mix of recognised academic and vocational subjects in a unique environment, where businesses and students work side by side. Some will go on to achieve vocational qualifications and get a great job, some will find themselves going to university and some will have the skills to set up their own business.

      Studio Schools have been specially designed to make this happen; this is a school unlike any other in the country. We have businesses and pupils working side by side and our new purpose-built £4.5m building will be one of the best learning facilities in the country, let alone Kirklees.

      The Creative & Media Studio School will not be an easy option, and academic excellence will run throughout our curriculum offer. Year 10/11 students will still follow the national curriculum and will gain the same key qualifications as a traditional school.

      What makes us different is not what is offered but how it is delivered. We are taking learning out of a traditional classroom setting, and teaching the curriculum through real-life enterprise themed projects in the school and the surrounding community.

      The brand new state of the art purpose built facility has been designed with the purpose of linking vocational excellence, academic growth and business and enterprise development. As a condition of this the building will have an array of the latest innovations in technology and design, this will support the academic growth and business imaginations of the next generation.