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What career opportunities can this lead to?

The UK is the 6th largest economy in the world. The sector employs over 29 million people within many different types of businesses and organisations. Following the financial problems and economic downturn of 2008, businesses have had to adapt. There are now many opportunities for entrepreneurs and employees with a sound understanding of finance, marketing, sales and management, all of which are covered on Level 3 Business Enterprise and Event Management.

This programme aims to develop skills such as self- management, business and customer awareness, team-working and problem-solving. These are seen as key attributes that employers look for in potential employees.

Future career and progression routes can be into accountancy, marketing, human resources, logistics, law and administration. Students could advance on to specific courses related to areas of interest or directly into industry. On completion of this programme, up to 360 UCAS points can be gained for entrance into Higher Education. Salary earnings can range from 16,000 per year working as an Event Organiser to in the excess of 100,000 per year working as an Entrepreneur.

This qualification was set up to address the need for enterprise at level 3 as identified by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) in Enterprise: Unlocking the UKs Talent (March 2008).

What are the entry requirements?

You should have English and Maths at Grade 9-4 and a minimum of 2 other GCSEs at grade A*-C / 9-4. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications such as BTEC Diplomas at Merit/Distinction levels will be considered. A proven record of good attendance and attainment reports from your previous school or college and successful college interview are also required.

This two year programme offers progression from the Subsidiary Diploma through to the Extended Diploma, dependent on your entry grades and achievement in Year One.

What does this programme involve?

This programme is ideally suited for those with a genuine interest in business enterprise and event management, but who also have the ability and determination to succeed on this academic programme. There is an expectation for all business enterprise and event management students to help out at college open events and fund raising opportunities, both at college and within the local community.

This programme provides students with an opportunity to gain an insight into the wide and diverse nature of this growing sector. The programme retains a strong academic base, whilst including practical units and modules. You will need to be confident, self- motivated and a good communicator as this will stand you in good stead for your research work as well as your work placement.

You will complete projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. You will also learn about the employment area you have chosen, and you develop the skills you need to start a career.

Students will develop both knowledge and understanding of the business enterprise and event management industries, as well as develop important practical and organisational skills to support their progression.

The programme is made up of a variety of practical and theoretical units with each worth a number of credits which will make up your final grade. The programme is made up of 18 units. The following are a sample of the units (it may vary each year):

-The Innovative Entrepreneur
-Business Planning and Pitching
-Financial Planning and Implementation
-Launching your Business Vision
-Planning the Future Strategy of your Business
-Leadership and Teamwork
-Market Research and Analysis
-Working as an Entrepreneur
-Social Enterprise
-Managing a Business Event

The qualification is equivalent to three A Levels, which means that, on completion of the programme, you can either choose to go into employment or into Higher Education.

Students are expected to organise, with our help, a relevant work placement each year. In addition to this, they are expected to help voluntarily at college enrichment events around the college and with the local community.

All students without an A*-C / 9-4 grade in English or Maths will be required, as a condition of the programme, to undertake either a GCSE or Functional Skills programme.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

Assessment is throughout the year for both practical and theory units using a variety of assessment methods and styles. Each assignment will be graded at Pass (P), Merit (M) or Distinction (D) level and contributes to the unit and overall programme grades, which could be PPP MMM, DDD for each A Level equivalent, or a mixed profile, e.g. PMM etc.

Each of the units will have between three to five assignments. These assignments may be reports, presentations, practical assessments or research projects. Attendance in the College is an average of 16 hours per week of contact time. In addition to this, it is expected for students to complete a further 8-12 hours of independent study both in college and at home.

What else do I need to know?

The programme offers the dedicated student a wealth of opportunities and experiences. Students must be prepared to apply academic as well as practical skills. Students are encouraged to take a full and active part in college life.

For students aged 16-18 the programme is fully funded. For those aged 19+, fees may apply.

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EVMD Eastleigh College 9/9/2019 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time   £1,665.00 Apply now

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