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Bradford College

Developing Enterprise Skills

Qualification Gained
NCFE Level 1 Award in Developing Enterprise Skills
Study Level
Entry Level, Level 1
1 year Full-time
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode
David Hockney Building


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?

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.

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.

  Key Info

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.

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
  • Work Experience

Learners will study three core Employability units and two sector specific units over the duration of the course.

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.

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.

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

English and/or Maths 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.

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

30 hours of relevant experience of work are included in the course. Our students work in partnership with the National Citizens Service (NCS) programme which helps to develop key employment skills and behaviours needed for progression to work.

Successful completion of the Level 1 Enterprise Skills can help you embark on a career in a Business related area.

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

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This course is delivered in partnership with
National Citizen Service