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Employment and Enterprise BTEC Diploma at The Helena Romanes School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

The course has been offered for the past two years and has grown in numbers very quickly. The course seeks to give students the skills needed to operate their own business or run a certain element of a business.

The course is more practical than the A-Level and sees students designing their own websites and running their own businesses to make a profit. It is the business course for you if you prefer to be assessed by completing coursework or you have ambitions to run part of or your own business in the future.

Students will complete three units in year 12 and three units in year 13. It is expected students stay on this course for the whole two years as it does not offer an A/S equivalent.

The course is equal to one A-Level (In UCAS points) and is graded PASS (equivalent to an E), MERIT ((equivalent to a C), Distinction (Equivalent to an A) and Distinction* (an A* at ALevel).

Course content

1. Unit 1 The innovative entrepreneur.

The first unit seeks to give students information on what makes a good entrepreneur. They will discover what they need to do to start their own business up.

2. Unit 2 Business planning and pitching.

This business centres on the ‘Dragons Den’ programme. It requires students to come up with a twist on a new product idea and then pitch that idea to a business expert.

3. Unit 8 Leadership and teamwork.

This unit assesses how well students can lead and work in a team. The team will start and operate their own business in School and hold meetings and run agendas. They will collect evidence on how well the team performed.

4. Unit 10 Market Research.

Students will practically collect and collate research for the purposes of marketing.

5. Unit 13 E-Marketing and web design

This unit requires students to research what makes a good website and then use the appropriate software to create their own website.

6. Unit 15 The Social Enterprise.

This unit focuses on how entrepreneurs have started setting up the popular Social Enterprise businesses such as Jamie Oliver’s 15 restaurants.


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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Helena Romanes School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 22 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years