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Peter Jones Enterprise Academy - Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Level 3 Extended Diploma at South Essex College

Course description

The programme is built around supporting you in setting up and running a micro business for a period of at least four months. You’ll learn about business planning and finance, and how to set up a supply chain, communicate with your customers, monitor the performance of your business, and plan for future expansion. You’ll also learn more about yourself, and how to develop an entrepreneurial mindset. You’ll interact with both national and local entrepreneurs, working on a range of business challenges. You will have the opportunity to work closely with a local business, spending time in a number of different departments, and working on real business issues agreed with the employer.

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Entry requirements

  • starting a small business
  • business planning and nance
  • setting up a supply chain
  • communicate with your customers
  • monitoring the performance of your business
  • planning for future expansion
  • developing an entrepreneurial mind-set
  • maths and English


  • two GCSEs at grade C or above, in addition to maths at grade four or above and English at grade four or above, or
  • four GCSEs at grade C or above, including maths and English, or
  • Business Level 2 Extended Certicate, maths at grade four or above and English at grade four or above, or equivalent
  • successful attendance at interview event and satisfactory references
  • you should have a micro-business idea prior to enrolment that will be used to trade throughout the academic year and to which all assignments will be geared

Financial information

  • coursework - no exams

Future opportunities

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Further information

  • graduates from the programme have a broad range of opportunities for employment within different industries where they can apply their business skills

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Essex College directly.

Last updated date: 25 January 2017
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