Qualification: BTEC Extended Certificate
Enterprise is important because it is the creation of new ventures that drive the economy, employment, growth and innovation across the UK. Entrepreneurs are those who take that first brave step, identify an opportunity and start their own enterprise. They have a clear vision and the determination to put their ideas into practice. We can all name a famous entrepreneur, but what is it that makes them so successful? What are the personal skills, qualities and characteristics that make them unique? Which attributes do they have that allow them to plan and run their enterprise?
In this course, you will gain an overview of the importance of both enterprise and entrepreneurs to the local and national economy. You will explore their creativity and mindset as you look at real-life enterprise and entrepreneurs, and investigate the skills required to be successful.
What will I study?
Learners taking this qualification will study three mandatory units covering the following areas:
• Enterprise and Entrepreneurs
• Personal and Business Finance
• Developing a Marketing Campaign
The two optional units available enable learners to decide which one complements their study programme best. Learners can use these to support choices in progression to courses in higher education. They cover units such as:
• Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship in Practice
• Social enterprise
The units above are assessed through a mixture of internal (coursework) and external (exam) assessment.
Enterprise and Entrepreneurship can lead to a wide range of potential future opportunities for students. It would be possible to develop these skills further in Enterprise or Business based university courses. The skills developed could be used for any other university course. Students could also progress to Higher Apprenticeships in areas such as business administration, marketing, accounting, sales or enterprise. The qualification will also give learners the skills to enter the self-employed market.
Grade 4 or better in Maths GCSE
There are no compulsory costs, but students may choose to purchase textbooks which could cost up to £50