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Key details

Attendance Full time
Duration 1 year
Code PLWL1ENT
Awarding Body NCFE
Level Level 1
Start Date 06/09/2021

Other start dates

Course overview

Do you want to be your own boss? Manage and run your own business and team? Or go to further education or University? Ever had a great idea that could make money? Well, our NCFE Level 1 Enterprise course will help you develop your ideas and ultimately lead you to write your very own business plan to pitch to a panel of investors. At the end of the course you may wish to run and expand your micro-business, or go onto further study at a higher level or at University or you may wish to move into employment or a Higher Apprenticeship – all of these are possible and within your reach.

You’ll be taught all of the component parts for setting up your business, from market research and financial modelling to learning how to pitch your business to an investor. Over the course of the year, you’ll develop your entrepreneurial mind-set as well as gaining the focus and know-how to guide you through the types of decisions that successful business people make every day.

On this course, you will demonstrate the skills and qualities of enterprising people and entrepreneurs. In addition, you will investigate local enterprising individuals and demonstrate enterprise skills and qualities. You will also explain how to plan and take part in an enterprise activity.

 

What you'll study

Our experienced staff will deliver a variety of lectures, seminars, workshops and presentations alongside independent student research. You will develop skills using up to date business enterprise industry research and practice as well as current academic concepts. Visits and guest speakers are also used to help enrich your learning experience.

This Level 1 Award in Enterprise qualification is designed for learners who may be ready to progress quickly to further study, the Certificate offers a basic introduction to the enterprise sector and provides learners with the opportunity to develop generic, transferable and sector-specific skills related to the study of business in order for them to progress to further learning.

The course is based on a Programme of Study, which consists of: the Vocational qualification itself; a City & Guilds Employability and Personal Development Award, English and Maths, a tutorial programme and work experience. Learners will study three core Employability units and two sector specific units over the duration of the course.

City & Guild Employability Award: Career planning and making applications, Keeping Safe, Stress Management.

To be awarded the Level 1 Award in Developing Enterprise Skills, learners are required to successfully complete 2 mandatory units.

  • Level 1 ENTERPRISE
  • Unit 01 Understand enterprise skills (2 credits)
  • Unit 02 Demonstrate enterprise skills (7 credits)

To achieve the Level 1 Award in Investigating Enterprise Skills or the Level 1 Award in Developing Enterprise Skills, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the units as detailed in this qualification specification.

 

  • Our experienced staff will deliver a variety of lectures, seminars, workshops and presentations alongside independent student research. You will develop skills using up to date business enterprise industry research and practice as well as current academic concepts. Visits and guest speakers are also used to help enrich your learning experience.

  • This Level 1 Award in Enterprise qualification is designed for learners who may be ready to progress quickly to further study, the Certificate offers a basic introduction to the enterprise sector and provides learners with the opportunity to develop generic, transferable and sector-specific skills related to the study of business in order for them to progress to further learning.

    The course is based on a Programme of Study, which consists of: the Vocational qualification itself; a City & Guilds Employability and Personal Development Award, English and Maths, a tutorial programme and work experience. Learners will study three core Employability units and two sector specific units over the duration of the course.

  • City & Guild Employability Award: Career planning and making applications, Keeping Safe, Stress Management.

    To be awarded the Level 1 Award in Developing Enterprise Skills, learners are required to successfully complete 2 mandatory units.

    • Level 1 ENTERPRISE
    • Unit 01 Understand enterprise skills (2 credits)
    • Unit 02 Demonstrate enterprise skills (7 credits)

    To achieve the Level 1 Award in Investigating Enterprise Skills or the Level 1 Award in Developing Enterprise Skills, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the units as detailed in this qualification specification.

     

Assessment

You will be assessed through a range of methods that include coursework, assignments and presentations.

Entry requirements

Level 1: You should have keen interest in Enterprise and achieved a minimum 2 GCSE at grade 2 (E) or above.

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

Work experience

There will be opportunities for experience of work - 30 hours experience of work.

Tuition fees

If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

All fees exclude exams, registration and administration charges. These fees apply to all learners, except those with full fee remission.

For information about our student services, please click here.

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