The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy offers a range of courses, so at least one of them is likely to be suitable for you.
BTEC Level 3 in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
If you want to get your business venture off the ground, then the Level 3 BTEC will help you make this become a reality.
This course gives you the chance to run your own micro business for at least a 4 week period.
If this seems like a scary prospect, there's no need to worry - you will receive lots of encouragement and support throughout, and will also learn how to handle the day-to-day management of your business.
You will be taught how to deal with issues involved in running a successful business, such as supply chain management, customer communication, controlling your finances, future growth planning and how to record and analyse your performance.
The PJEA has partnered with a number of leading UK firms in order to provide insightful and interesting work placements for its students.
This will enable you to work with business people on a daily basis, and gain some real-life experience of being part of a successful business.
The skills and knowledge gained from this placement will be invaluable when you apply them to running your own venture.
The following areas are covered in this course:
- Enterprise and entrepreneurs
- Developing a marketing campaign
- Personal and business finance
- Launch and run an enterprise
- Survival and growth of an enterprise
- Business decision making
- Social enterprise
- Enterprise and intrapreneurship in practice
- Innovation and enterprise
- Recruitment and selection process
- Marketing communications
- Principles of management
- Developing an enterprise strategy.
To find out more, please download the PJEA course brochure.
A GCSE in Business is a great way to learn about the foundations of business, management and enterprise, and can help as a stepping stone into higher level study, such as A levels, vocational qualifications or an apprenticeship.
Designed to help you develop key business skills, you'll learn about:
- Investigating Small Business
- Building A Business.
A Level Economics
Similar to the business qualification, taking A Level Economics will help you to understand the foundations of economics, and develop key skills for economics.
Areas of study include:
- Markets, consumers and firms
- The wider economic environment
- The global economy
- Making markets work.
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