Enterprise and Entrepreneurship BTEC (Double)

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (equivalent to two A Levels)

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Peter Jones Enterprise

Who is it for?

Anyone with an interest in a career in business, and who would prefer a more ‘hands-on’, vocational approach to learning.

The BTEC National Diploma is broadly equivalent to two A Levels and is graded pass, merit, distinction, or distinction* (P, M, D, D*).

Entry Requirements

The general entrance requirements apply. If students have previously studied business BTEC at Level 2 a minimum of a pass grade or business at GCSE a grade 4 is required.

Course content

By signing up to the National Diploma you will join the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy. Integrated into what you learn in the classroom is the ability to develop your own business ideas, supported by a wide range of practical learning experiences.

This is a two year course consisting of eight units and is the equivalent to two A levels. The units will give you a real life understanding of what is involved in being an entrepreneur and starting your own business. You will explore marketing as well as personal and business finance – all fundamental to the success of entrepreneurs and business organisations. You will also have the opportunity to develop and launch your own business idea.

The units are:

  • Entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship
  • Developing a marketing campaign
  • Personal and business finance
  • Launch and run an enterprise
  • Survival and growth
  • Business decision making
  • Social enterprise
  • Innovation and enterprises
  • National Diploma Assessment

There are 8 units, spread over the 2 years. Each unit will be assessed and must be complete to a pass, merit or distinction level in order to complete the course.

  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship – internally assessed coursework unit (12%)
  • Developing a marketing campaign – externally assessed synoptic task (12%)
  • Personal and business finance – written examination (17%)
  • Launch and run an enterprise - internally assessed coursework unit (12%)
  • Survival and growth - internally assessed coursework unit (12%)
  • Business decision making - externally assessed synoptic task (12%)
  • Social Enterprise – internally assessed coursework unit that includes practical tasks (17%)
  • Innovation and enterprises - internally assessed coursework unit (8%)

In addition:

On successful completion of the course you will be invited to attend a Graduation event with the opportunity to meet Peter Jones CBE

As part of the course you will be eligible to compete for the multiple awards that are up for grabs, including National Entrepreneur of the year, with a £5000 prize fund

Career Prospects

BTECs allow students to move on to higher education, to progress further in their career, to start their career in a certain industry and in the case of this course it will also give you the skills needed to start your own business.

BTECs allow student flexibility and choice in what you choose to do. Business employers value employees who are able to communicate effectively both verbally and using electronic communication methods.

The BTEC Enterprise and Entrepreneurship provides a route to employment into the many diverse areas of business. These could include: roles in specialist areas such as management, marketing, finance, customer service or human resources in large organisations, and a more generic role in a small local business.

For further course information, contact:

Mrs E Staines

For PJEA enquiries contact pjea@pjfoundation.org