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Business leaders of the future

Through the Enterprise Academy you can study for a  BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.

Level 3 is about developing functional business skills, to equip you for the real world. The following topics are studied:**

Bournemouth & Poole College Business and Enterprise studentsBournemouth & Poole College Business and Enterprise students

  • The innovative entrepreneur
  • Business planning and pitching
  • Financial planning and implementation
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Working as an intrepreneur (an entrepreneur within an existing organisation)
  • Market research and analysis
  • E-Marketing and Website Design
  • Brand Development and Promotion
  • Social Enterprise

** A total of 12 units – 8 mandatory and 4 are optional

Bournemouth & Poole College Business and Enterprise studentsBy the end of Term 1 you will have developed a range of practical skills and built a portfolio of contacts.  You will have participated in a variety of Apprentice style challenges and helped to organise and run the College’s ‘Global Entrepreneur Week’ event.

By the end of term 2 you will have finalised your business idea, written your own comprehensive business plan and pitched your proposal to a panel of experts in a ‘Dragons Den’ event.

By the end of Term 3 you will have run your micro business and completed a four week work placement and are ready to take the next step into being a full or part time entrepreneur, a highly valuable employee or continue with your studies.

What is BTEC?

BTEC qualifications are chosen by millions of people each year and they're suitable for anyone taking their first steps into the world of work, progressing through their careers or planning to enter university. That's not all. Increasingly employers and universities across the globe are choosing BTEC-qualified candidates because of their knowledge and employability skills.

Check out I Chose BTEC for lots of useful information.

To get in... and get on you’ll need:

A minimum of four GCSE’s grades A*–C, including English and maths at grades 9-4 (formerly A*-C), OR a Level 2 qualification at Merit or above with GCSE English and maths at grades 9-4 (formerly A*-C).


A willingness to work hard, show desire, commitment and push yourself to succeed


100% coursework assessments


Past graduates havegone on to:

  • Continue to run and expand their business
  • Put their skills and knowledge into practice in an established company
  • Attend University
  • Progress to an Apprenticeship in the secto of their choice.


1 year (starting September)

How to Apply

Level 3 Diploma - Apply Online