The extended certificate in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship is the equivalent of 1 A-Level and is completed over two years. During this course you will study 4 Units of work.
Can you name a famous entrepreneur? Do you understand what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? The first unit you will study is called “Enterprise and Entrepreneurship” and will explore the importance of both enterprise and entrepreneurs to the local and national economy. You will study their creativity and mind-set as you look at real-life enterprises and entrepreneurs and investigate the skills required to be successful.
You will then move onto Unit 2, “Developing a Marketing Campaign”. You will gain an understanding of how a marketing campaign is developed to then move onto develop your own campaign for a given product/service.
Year 13 focuses on Unit 3, “Personal and Business Finance”, looking specifically at how you will manage money and the financial decisions that you will make throughout your life. This unit will also provide insight into where you can get financial advice and support, a range of business accounts, and the different sources of finance available to businesses.
The final unit that secures your Extended Certificate will look at ONE of the following options:
Unit 7 Social Enterprise OR Unit 8 Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.
Students applying for the Level 3 BTEC in Enterprise & Entrepreneurship should achieve at the very least a Level 4 in English Language, Maths and 3 other GCSE subjects. Students invited for interview will be asked to prepare a written task set by the CMSS. This work will be assessed by the subject specialist as part of the interview process and will contribute to the decision of an offer being made.
Using the Studio School’s business and enterprise spaces, you will be assessed by your Tutors in the following ways: Presentations to different audiences, your peers, tutors and external visitors; Observations in debate challenges; written reports and investigations; the design, content and layout of official business promotional materials, and the completion of business plans.
The course assessment structure is a combination of internally assessed coursework and Edexcel-set controlled assessment:
Throughout the course you will be given a grade prediction based on your internally assessed work.
One of the biggest advantages of the Studio School is every department has unlimited access to all of the resources on offer. Each department does, however, specialise in an array of core resources. This enable students to get the most out of the resources closest to their chosen subject.
The Business department’s core resources are:
You are encouraged to realise quite quickly that enterprise is everywhere! This doesn’t just come from the application of knowledge around the economy, business structures, marketing and communication which you study in your assignments, but by being introduced to Creative business men and women who ‘walk the walk’ within the local economy of Kirklees. Here’s how:
Many students who successfully complete the course go on to one of the following pathways:HND/Degree in Business, Business, Marketing, Politics, Finance, Economics, Accountancy, Law and Management or a related subject at University / Apprenticeships in Business Administration, Accountancy, Banking and Finance / Self-employment / Career within Human Resource Management / Career within Marketing / Career within Retail Management to name but a few.
Maybe you have a question about the different range of units you can study? Or maybe you want a bit more info on the resources? Whatever your question, the Tutors are more than happy to answer any that you have. Get in touch and we’ll get back to you with all the answers.