If you're a budding entrepreneur with great business ideas, this course will develop your finance, marketing and business skills. You'll attend masterclasses with industry experts, visit local businesses and gain practical insight into an area that interests you on work experience. It's an ideal starting point to go into employment or further study, and you'll leave the course with important professional skills you can use for a range of jobs.
Your studies will be built around running a business. You'll cover units on entrepreneurship, start-ups and developing skills for employment or further study. These include:
- Creating your business plan
- Market research
- Creating a marketing plan
- Financial modelling
- Preparing and pitching your business plan
- The entrepreneurial mindset
- The business environment.
You'll be assessed through coursework. This is formed of practical activities, research tasks, presentations and written reports. You'll also have the opportunity to take at least one week's work experience.
Four GCSEs grade A*-G/9-1 including English and maths; OR a relevant Level 1 qualification with GCSE English and maths grade A*-D 9-3
There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).
Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.
Use this course to progress onto Business BTEC Level 3, start work, or go onto a business apprenticeship with us.
All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.
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Professional and Personal Skills
Starting a Business