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Enterprise at John Willmott School (JWS)

Course description

LEVEL BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma


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This new BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Understanding Enterprise and Entrepreneurship offers an engaging programme of study consisting of both knowledge-based learning and practical application.  It is suitable for students who feel that a sixth form education is important, but who might not necessarily be planning on going to university at the end of their sixth form studies.  It is also suitable for students who may one day hope to own their own business.  Furthermore, the qualification supports many of the GCE AS Levels on offer as well as the other BTECs.  It is broadly equivalent to one GCE A Level and in line with all other BTECs it is graded Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* through the production of 100% coursework.

Successful students will be those who have achieved 5 A*-C GCSEs including English, have some IT capability, be prepared to undertake work experience, and who will work as part of a team both in, and out of, the classroom environment.

This is a highly successful A level equivalent course with 100% pass rate at Distinction* in 2012 and 2013.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C at GCSE



Students will study a total of 6 units:


• The Innovative Entrepreneur: In this unit students investigate the spirit, passion and drive of well-known entrepreneurs and their ideas. They will assess their own entrepreneurial skills and qualities and look at ways of improving them. Students will become conversant with the different types of innovation and the common characteristics of successful entrepreneurs.

• Business Planning and Pitching: This unit enables students to produce a professionally-presented business plan for a new business idea. From developing the idea, to writing the business plan itself, students will need to consider all the aspects involved in business start up and they will then need to present a pitch to a real entrepreneur in order to gain funding for their business idea.

• Leadership and Teamwork: The aim of this unit is for students to develop the skills and knowledge for leading teams, and how this impacts on the success of the team. They will be able to practice these skills by working in team situations, both as a team member and team leader, before evaluating their own leadership and teamwork skills.

• Working as an Entrepreneur: Students will develop employability skills and knowledge through undertaking work experience within a host organisation. Students will need to produce a journal outlining what they have done, how well they have done it, with their work supported witness testimonies. This could be done using existing part-time jobs.

• E-marketing and Website Design: Here students gain an understanding of the role e-marketing plays in developing business, and its benefits. Having investigated the main elements in website design usability and visual appeal, students will then design a website themselves.

• Social Enterprise: Students will investigate the values and principles underpinning social enterprise plus the range of social enterprise in existence. Students will look at how such operations are funded before planning and implementing their own social enterprise.


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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Willmott School (JWS) directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2014
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