This course is designed to help you to recognise and develop your enterprise skills. You will learn a variety of skills associated with running a small business and develop your own capabilities through the planning, implementation and evaluation of project work. You will set up and run a business of your own, doing everything from raising money, selling shares to making a product/providing a service, to winding up the business and sharing the profits out amongst the shareholders. You will be helped through the course by a Link Teacher and Adviser from the world of business. The subject has been very successful at Varndean College in the past. Many of the companies have won awards and made respectable profits from their enterprises. If your business really is a success, then you can continue beyond the program date.
The course has no syllabus or specification as such. However, there are lots of things that need to be learnt in order to run a successful business, from marketing, production, logistics, finance to sales and human resources. There is no exam at the end, but you will learn one of the most valuable skills you can: how to run your own business.
There are no specific prior learning requirements for this course, however it is ideal for learners who'd like to:
- develop essential, transferable skills
- improve their career prospects or progress to higher education
- further their own professional development
- experience running a small enterprise