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Welcome to The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy

The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy was founded in 2009 by entrepreneur and star of Dragons' Den, Peter Jones CBE, with a view to encourage more entrepreneurial activity in the UK based on the philosophy of 'learning by doing'.

We offer L2 and L3 courses via our network of Peter Jones Enterprise Academies across England and Scotland. 

BTEC Level 3 - In Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

The L3 course is a practical 'hands-on' business course that will equip you with the skills and attributes needed to follow your business dreams. It can be studied as 60-180 credit course dependent upon your needs and that offered by the Academy.

What are the entry requirements?

You will be expected to have a minimum four GCSEs (grades A*-C including English and Maths) OR other equivalent Level 2 qualifications at merit or higher.

How will I be assessed?

100% coursework assessment

Where will I study?

You will study at your chosen Peter Jones Enterprise Academy

How long will the course last?

The L3 course can be run over one or two academic years, contact your nearest Academy for further details as it varies between them.

What can the course lead too?

Past graduates have chosen to;

  • Continue to run and expand their business
  • Progress to a Higher Apprenticeship in Business Innovation and Growth
  • Enter employement
  • Progress to Higher Education and University

Units you will study include:

  1. The Innovative Entrepreneur
  2. Business Planning and Pitching
  3. Operating your Business
  4. Leadership and Teamwork
  5. Working as an Intrapreneur (the entrepreneur in an existing business)
  6. Financial Planning and Implementation
  7. Launching your Business Vision
  8. Monitoring the Performance of your Business
  9. Market Research and Analysis
  10. Financial Literacy and Awareness
  11. International Business
  12. E-Marketing and Website Design
  13. Brand Development and Promotion
  14. Social Enterprise

About us

There is nothing quite like one of our business and enterprise courses. All of our pioneering courses have been developed in conjunction with Pearson (Edexcel), as well as education and industry experts. Our courses ensure that our students not only achieve an accredited qualification, but also the necessary experience and skills that are vital to gain employment or to run their own business.

Our tutors possess actual business knowledge and truly believe in the Foundation's ethos of 'learning by doing', combining innovative teaching methods with sessions from industry experts to provide the best possible experience for our young business entrepreneurs. Leading firms such as Grant Thornton, and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) offer not only their time but also real-life business expertise, national business challenges and/or job opportunities to our network of students and graduates.

We work with a host of guest speakers from all walks of life across the country who come to the Peter Jones Enterprise Academies to deliver masterclasses, and business talks. These include Paul Lindley of Ella's Kitchen, David, Vanessa and Jacqueline Gold and many more. Our focus is to invite speakers who have been there and done it!

Learner success

At the end of the L3 course you may wish to run and expand your micro-business, or go onto further study at University or you may wish to move into employmentor a Higher Apprenticeship - all of these are possible and within your reach within a maximum of two years.


How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy directly.

Last updated date: 25 September 2015
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