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Luton Sixth Form

Enterprise Entrepreneurship (BTEC Level 3 )

Why Study Enterprise & Entrepreneurship?

This is a topical subject that has been developed by Edexcel in association with Peter Jones (of Dragons’ Den fame). It teaches students all the necessary knowledge and develops the core skills they will require if they want to set up their own business. Students will gain confidence, motivation and excellent communication skills that are essential for both an entrepreneur and an employee. The course will give students the belief that they can be successful in the world of business by putting them in real-life situations where they will be running their own small businesses.

Entry Requirements

In addition to our general entry requirements, you must have:

GCSE English – grade 3

GCSE Maths – grade 3

The Course

This qualification gives learners the opportunity to plan, set up and run their own business through a structured programme of learning. Students will learn about business finance, how to set up a supply chain, how to communicate with customers, monitor the performance of the business and plan for future expansion. During the course, learners have the opportunity to work closely with a business, interact with employers and gain experience dealing with real business issues.

Course Activities

Students will be required to organise their workload to meet regular deadlines, investigate and research real businesses. In class you will engage in a variety of activities that allow you to learn the necessary concepts and theories. We expect the course to involve guest speakers and trips to businesses.

Career and Progression Opportunities

This course would lead to career opportunities to set up your own enterprise or work at a supervisory or management level in a range of businesses that are likely to offer you further training opportunities.

The qualification, along with other Level 3 subjects, can also lead to Higher Education, either a BA or BSc course in Business Studies or a more specialist degree in Marketing, Finance or Business & Entrepreneurship. To start a degree course, some universities will expect you to have taken another A Level in addition to the BTEC Diploma.

Course Structure and Assessment

This course is equivalent to one A Level and is comprised of six mandatory units and two optional units. The optional units have been chosen to give the students the broadest possible experience.

Mandatory Units
Enterprise and Entrepreneurs

Developing a Marketing Campaign

Personal and Business Finance

Optional Unit

Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship in Practice

Assessment: Assessment methods are a combination of assignments marked by your teacher, tasks that are set and marked by the examining body and written exams. Personal and Business Finance is a written exam, and Developing a Marketing Campaign is a task that is assessed by the examining body. The remaining units are set and marked by your teachers.

Additional Information

Examination Board: Pearson Edexcel


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