Course Title Certificate/Extended Certificate in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (A Level)
Level: 3
Code MS066

Overview of the Course

On this course we will consider a range of issues including: What is enterprise? Applying creative ideas and innovations to practical situations. It combines creativity, developing ideas and problem solving with communication and practical action (QAA, 2012). What are enterprise skills? Include taking the initiative, making things happen, identifying opportunities, creative problem solving, innovating, strategic thinking, making decisions, networking and personal effectiveness. What is entrepreneurship? Applying these skills to create and grow organisations to identify and build on opportunities. You will have the opportunity to acquire both practical and academic skills through applied learning. You will be assessed by 50% coursework and 50% exam.

What are the career opportunities?

At the end of the course you may wish to run and expand your micro-business, or go onto further study at University or you may wish to move into employment or complete a Higher Apprenticeship.

What are the entry requirements?

To study three AS Levels or two AS Levels and one Applied Qualification then the entry requirements are six GCSEs at or above grade C/4 including three subjects or more at or above grade C/5. Should you wish to study four AS Levels the entry requirements are six GCSEs at or above grade C/4 including two subjects or more at or above grade C/5 and two subjects or more at or above B/6. In addition to the above a minimum of 9 grade points are required from maths and English combined.

How long is the course and when can I start?

1 year for the Certificate (AS equivalent) and a further year for the Extended Certificate (A2 equivalent).

How is the course structured and how will I be assessed?

Your assessments will include 50% coursework and 50% exam.

What employability skills will I develop on this course?

On an A Level Study Programme, you will develop specialist knowledge and skills relevant to the subject you are studying. You will develop your English and communication skills as well as your technical and numerical skills. All of these are transferable to any higher education and employment fields. In addition, an A Level Study Programme can develop your critical thinking skills more effectively than any other course of study. You will be exposed to a wide range of complex concepts and ideas to provoke and stimulate you, and you will have high level thinking skills that are valued in all employment fields and that will support your higher education and career goals.

Work experience

You will have opportunity to participate in a week’s work experience in each year of the course. This work experience will be tailored as far as possible to your career aims, or provide you with the opportunity to explore possible careers. In addition, it provides you with the opportunity to develop valuable skills for your personal statement or CV.

Study programme enrichment opportunities

A range of enrichment activities are available in college and the A Level Study Programme team will provide you with opportunities to do activities that contribute to your wider growth and development and in many cases will support your academic studies by allowing you to explore things that are related to the subject areas that you are interested in. Enterprise and Entrepreneurship will develop your English and communication skills as well as numerical skills. All of these skills are highly valued by higher education institutions or the ‘world of work’.

Are there any additional costs or requirements?

There are no additional costs or requirements to participate on this course.

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