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Enterprise and Entrepreneurship BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Luton Sixth Form College

Course description

This is a new subject that has been developed by Edexcel in association with Peter Jones (Dragon’s Den). It teaches students all the necessary knowledge and develops all the skills that they will require if they want to set up their own business. The course was launched successfully last year by two academies and has now been launched nationally.

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship will give the students confidence, motivation and excellent communication skills that are essential for an entrepreneur and an employee. The course will give students the belief that they can be successful in the world of business by putting them in real life situations where they will be running their own businesses. Students will meet people from various businesses and be given the chance to use their experiences to help them with their own ideas.

Course content

Core units

Unit 1 The Innovative Entrepreneur

The aim of this unit is for learners to explore how entrepreneurs use new ideas and to enable them to develop as entrepreneurs.

Unit 2 Business Planning and Pitching

This unit aims to enable the learners to develop a professionally-presented business plan for a micro start-up business.

Unit 8 Leadership and Teamwork

The aim of this unit is for learners to develop the skills and knowledge for team leading and how this impacts on the success of team work, and be able to practise these skills working in team situations both as a team member and team leader.

Optional units

Unit 10 Market Research and Analysis

The aim of this unit is to enable learners to conduct detailed market research into a specific marketplace.

Unit 12 Business in an International Context

The aim of this unit is to enable learners to gain an understanding of business enterprise in the international market.

Unit 14 Brand Development and Promotion

The aim of this unit is to enable the learner to explore the concepts and application of brand and image through preparing a promotional campaign.

Unit 15 Social Enterprise

The aim of this unit is to enable learners to develop knowledge and skills in social enterprise planning and development.

Entry requirements

To start any BTEC Level 3 course you need to meet the general college entry requirements. In addition you must have at least a grade D GCSE in English and Mathematics.


Exam Board – Edexcel

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Future opportunities

This course would lead to career opportunities at supervisory or management level in a range of businesses, that are likely to offer you further training opportunities.

The qualification, along with other subjects at Advanced level, can also lead to Higher Education, either a BA or BSc course in Business Studies or a more specialist degree in marketing, finance or Business and entrepreneurship. To start a degree course, some universities will expect you to have taken two A levels in addition to the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Luton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years