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Enterprise & Entrepreneurship (BTEC) at Norton Hill School and Midsomer Norton Sixth Form

Course description

Students who will enjoy this course will have the “get up and go” to research independently and participate enthusiastically in presentations, role-plays, debates and in-depth research.

This research may involve library resources, the internet, business visits and surveys. Clearly, they will need to have an interest in the world of enterprise.

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship is a major part of the UK’s drive to increase the employability of young people within the UK and globally. Improving the understanding and skills of young people in enterprise have been identified as an area for dramatic improvement and is part of the government’s strategic business plan.

The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with academics to ensure that it supports progression to higher education. In addition, employers and professional bodies have been involved and consulted in order to confirm that the content is appropriate and consistent with current practice for learners planning to enter employment directly in the enterprise sector.

The qualification gives learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the enterprise sector and that will prepare them for further study or training at a higher level.

Entry requirements

5 A*- C/9-4 grades at GCSE or equivalent including a 4 grade in GCSE Mathematics


Year 12

Unit 1 Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (Internally assessed via coursework) June (Year 12)

Unit 2 Developing a Marketing Campaign (Externally assessed) June (Year 12)

Year 13

Unit 3 Personal & Business Finance (Externally assessed) June (Year 13)

Unit 4 Launch and run an Enterprise (Internally assessed) June (Year 13)

Future opportunities

The qualification is recognised by higher education providers as fully meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses in the enterprise sector, as single or joint programmes at degree, Foundation Degree or HND level.

When studied with other qualifications within the study programme, learners can progress to higher education on combined courses. They can also progress to Higher Apprenticeships in areas such as business administration, marketing, accounting, sales or enterprise. The qualification will also give learners the skills to enter the self-employed market.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Norton Hill School and Midsomer Norton Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 05 December 2017

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