Peter Jones Foundation Courses

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.

GCSE Business

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.

Further information

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