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Enterprise & Entrepreneurship BTEC National Level 3 Diploma at Hampstead School

Course description

Over the 2 years you will study a total of 8 units covering entrepreneurial themes that are key to understanding how to set up and run a successful business. Not only will you study the theory of business & enterprise, but you will also apply your learning by setting up and running a business of your own during the course. You will participate in relevant work experience opportunities and engage with external companies and entrepreneurs who will contribute to your portfolio, provide real-world contributions about the challenges faced and overcome by successful organisations, and perhaps provide vital networking & mentoring opportunities that could be useful in your future endeavours.

Course content

UNITS (1-6 Mandatory + 2 from 7-9)  

  1. Enterprise & Entrepreneurs
  2. Developing a Marketing Campaign
  3. Personal & Business Finance
  4. Launch & Run an Enterprise
  5. Survival & Growth
  6. Business Decision Making
  7. Social Enterprise
  8. Enterprise & Intrapreneurship in Practice
  9. Innovation and Enterprises

Some of the questions that will be answered...

  • What are the skills, knowledge and attributes needed?
  • How do you successfully sell to your public?
  • How do you manage the money so it works for you?
  • Experience the challenges for yourself & learn what works
  • When is a business successful & how do you maintain this?
  • How do you produce a business plan that is going to work?
  • What does it take to run a not-for-profit business?
  • How can you be an entrepreneur as an employee?
  • How do businesses continuously re-invent themselves?

Entry requirements

5 GCSE A* - C grades including an equivalent grade in GCSE English Language and Maths


4 GCSE A* - C grades including an equivalent grade in GCSE English Language and Maths + 1 BTEC Merit grade or above


Assessment across the course will be via a combination of exam, controlled assessment & coursework projects. The overall assessment split will be approximately 50:50 of external assessment via exams & controlled assessment, compared to coursework projects that are assessed internally and then moderated externally by the exam board.

Future opportunities

This qualification is designed primarily to support progression to employment through further study at university when the course is studied in combination with A levels. Typical degree options might follow a business management, sales, marketing, accounting pathway, but other alternatives will also be open to you, as successful completion of the course carries the same UCAS points as that of 2 “A” levels. However, the course also supports students choosing to progress directly to employment, as the transferable knowledge, understanding and skills will give you an advantage when applying for a range of entry level i.e. ‘school leaver’ management or technical roles, and Higher Apprenticeships in areas such as business administration, marketing, accounting, sales or enterprise. The course could also equip you with the skills to enter the self-employed market and turn your enterprise ideas and ambitions into reality.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hampstead School directly.

Last updated date: 17 January 2017
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