All businesses need enterprising employees to drive their organisations forward, to have ideas and initiatives to instigate growth, and to ensure that businesses survive in this fast-changing world. People with enterprising skills can be a real asset to an organisation and these skills provide the basis for developing the entrepreneurial skills needed to run an enterprise. Enterprise is a key government focus, and is set to form an important part of the UK’s global economic status, both now and in the future.
This course will help you develop those skills further; you will attend master classes and Q&A sessions with industry experts, visit companies and exhibitions, take part in enterprise activities and competitions, and network with industry.
What Will I Study?
Topics covered can include:
Starting a small business
Business planning and pitching
Finance for a new business
Supply chain management
Future growth planning
Performance recording and analysis
What Will I Need?
You will need:
Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, incuding English Language and Maths
A reference from your previous school/college
All applicants must have an initial assessment and interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
How Will I Be Assessed?
The course is assessed throughout the year and with an end-of-course portfolio.
What Will It Cost?
If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
If you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan To cover the cost of your course. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
What Can I Do After?
This course will help you to move on to higher level courses, such as a HNC or HND, or an apprenticeship.