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Enterprise and Entrepreneurship BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at Sir Harry Smith Community College

Course description

The course contains 3 mandatory units:

  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship - learners study enterprise and the mind set of entrepreneurs, exploring the risks, opprotunities and constraints of starting an enterprise.
  • Developing a Marketing Company - In this unit learners will gain skills relating to and an understanding of how a marketing campaign is developed.
  • Business and Persoanl Finance - Learners study the purpose and importance of personal and business finance. They will develop the skills and knowledge needed to understand, analyse and prepare financial information.

It has 2 optional units:

  • Socila Enterprise - Learners research and develop an understanding of organisations trading for social purposes, gainin gpractical experience of planning and running a short social enterprise activity.
  • Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship in practice - Learners study the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and consider the strategies that can influence the development of intrapreneurship in an organisation

Course content

The course contains 3 mandatory units:

  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship - learners study enterprise and  the mind set of entrepreneurs, esploring the risks, opportunities and constraints of starting an enterprise.
  • Developing an marketing Campaign - In this unit learners will gain skills relating to and an understanding of how a marketing campaign is developed.
  • Business and Personal Finance - Learners study the purpose and importance of personal and business finance. They will develop the skills and knowledge needed to understand, analyse and prepare financial information.

There are 2 optional units:

  • Social Enterprise - Learners research and develop an understanding of organisations trading for social purposes, gaining practical experience in planning and running a short social enterprise activity.
  • Enterpreneurship and Intrapreneurship - learners study the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and consider the strategies that can influence the development of intrapreneurship in an organisation

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs graded C or higher, including English and Maths

Assessment

There are 3 main forms of assessment for this qualification; external, internal and synoptic.

The styles of external assessment used for qualifications in the Enterprise and Entrepreneurship suite are:

  • Examinations - all learners take the same assessment at the same time, narmally with a written outcome
  • Set tasks - learners take the assessment during a defined window and demonstrate understanding through completion of a vocational task.

The styles of internal assessment used include:

  • writing up the findings of their own research
  • using case studies to explore complex or unfamiliar situations.
  • carrying out projects for which they have choice over the direction and outcomes
  • demonstrating practical and technical skills unsing appropriate tools / processes etc.

Synoptic assessment requires learners  to demonstrate they can identify and use effectively, in an integrated way, as appropriate selection of skills, techniques, concepts, theories and knowledge from across the whole sector. Synoptic units may be internally or externally assessed.

Future opportunities

This qualification will contribute to progression to a wide range of Higher Education courses, ultimately leading to careers in marketing, administration, finance, sales and other related areas in the enterprise sector. It also provides a good foundation to move on to higher level Apprenticeships in areas such as business administration, marketing, accounting, sales or enterprise and gives learners the skills to enter the self-employed market

Further information

For further information about his qualification contact the Careers Coordinator at the College.

This qualification is usually delivered as part of a full time programme.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir Harry Smith Community College directly.

Last updated date: 16 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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