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Business & Enterprise Technical Certificate Level 2 at Folkestone College

Course description

The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy is uniquely designed and created by the most prestigious business leaders nationally and internationally, which provides an exciting learning programme that gives the experiences and knowledge to give the competitive edge.

Course content

The programme will provide foundation skills and knowledge to enable you to enter into entry-level business employment or progress onto the Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma, including experiences with employers both locally and nationally from a ‘learn by doing approach’ that builds confidence and hands-on business experience.

Core enterprise strategies will be developed to equip you in your relevant sector such as problem-solving skills and teamwork and being performance-driven and digitally competent, with business acumen to enhance employer visions and strategies.

There will be the opportunity to work with other students across a range of sectors and experience business in distinct settings that are priorities in Folkestone and Kent.

There are a range of units for the Level 2 Technical Certificate that will support students with a range of progression intentions to progress to the Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma or into entry-level employment including:

  • The business enterprise environment (external assessment – online test)
  • Researching a new concept for a new or revised product or service
  • Promoting and financing an enterprise Idea
  • Planning and pitching a business Idea.

Entry requirements

4 Ds or 3s including English and maths or a relevant Full Level 1


The qualification is assessed through 3 internally and 1 externally assessed units in a broad scope of topic areas to build foundation knowledge and skills of the business and environment and apply to real opportunities.

Future opportunities

The purpose of the Peter Jones Enterprise Programme is to support the move through from Level 2 to Level 3 qualifications onto university, into employment and project management or in starting up your own business in a thriving business economy with an alumni support that will be second to none. Students will have the opportunity to learn from fellow academy learners across the country and work with Peter Jones partners. The Academy provides an opportunity to attend the graduation event as well as the Entrepreneur of the year competition with a £5,000 incentive as the winning prize.

Further information

Please note that for applications for the 19/20 academic year the EKC Group is using a new online system and you will be required to register and track your application using this system. You will receive an e-mail informing you of this and what to do next. You will be using the EKC Enterprise platform. Please go to for more information.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 February 2019
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