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Enterprise and Entrepreneurship BTEC Level 3 at The Oxford Academy

Course description

Students of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship will be learning through a practical ‘handson’ business course. You will be equipped in the skills and attributes to follow your own business dreams. You will be taught how to manage the dayto-day challenges of business start-up through running your own business.

All students enrolling on this course will be expected to participate in the Young Enterprise company programme, lasting one year. This is a nationally recognised project and will also contribute to your assessment.

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship SUPPORT FROM OXFORD UNITED As the importance of small and mediumsized enterprises (SMEs) grows you have untold potential as the new generation of social and commercial entrepreneurs who can really add value to communities, bring innovation to existing businesses and create your own employment. Oxford United will support you to explore this potential through:

  • Links to local entrepreneurs to enable open discussions about lessons they’ve learnt and ideas you have
  •  Opening up the Oxford United Community Trust so you can explore and deliver innovations that might help push the Trust forward
  •  Sourcing and pairing mentors from across Oxfordshire’s SME community

Course content

You will also have a substantial work placement where you will be given a project to manage and will develop your employability skills. Through these activities you will gain experience in finding solutions for many issues involved in:

  •  Supply chain management
  •  Customer communication
  •  Financial control
  •  Future growth planning
  •  Performance analysis

This is a two year course, equivalent to one A Level or two A Levels, depending on the number of units studied. At the end of the course you may wish to run or expand your own micro-business or go onto further study at university, or move into employment/higher apprenticeship.

Other courses that might interest you include A Level Maths and Media Studies or Level 3 Mathematical Studies.

Entry requirements

5 A*-D GCSE including English and Maths level 4

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Oxford Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 October 2017
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    • We all know it’s not just about what you learn, it’s about how you learn and where. With that in mind, we have created a dedicated Advance Centre which includes its own common room, refectory and study area, just for sixth formers. This gives you the space you need to do joint work, get creative or just have a break. You will also have access to the brilliant library with its specific section for careers and higher education, as well as all the resources you’ll need for your courses. You will be able to use all of our sports facilities, regardless of whether you’re studying a sports related course or not. These include:

      • Sports Hall for futsal, basketball, netball, volleyball, trampolining… anything you want to do indoors
      • 3G Dome – the only covered 3G in the county
      • Astro pitch for hockey and football
      • Multi Use Games Area so you can do a whole host of things here; tennis, netball, table tennis 
      • Grass pitches for rugby, football, lacrosse
      • Physiotherapy room with physio support available by appointment  from  Oxford United physios just in case you need help with an injury
      • Dance studio
      • Fitness studio
      • Cricket nets

      We also have art rooms, a food technology room, a fully functioning theatre and drama studio, recording studio and a hair and beauty salon with treatments available from students studying Beauty.

      When you’re not studying there’s plenty of other activities you can be doing in state of the art facilities. Advance isn’t just about helping you pass your exams, it’s about helping you become the best person you can be and that means you’ve used the space to explore what you love.