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Enterprise & Entrepreneurship

Head of Faculty: Ms A White, The Green School for Girls

BTEC Quality Nominee: Miss R Rose, The Green School for Girls

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship will help you to develop the skills and experience you need to start and run your own business.


The Green School Sixth Form is a Peter Jones Enterprise Academy (PJEA) and the only school in South West London to deliver this programme. Being a PJEA provider enables the students on the BTEC Level 3 in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship course to access a range of additional opportunities and benefits. These include access to a goodwill loan to help them launch their own business, the provision of a Tycoon mentor who themselves is a successful entrepreneur and entry to the National Entrepreneur of
the Year competition. It also provides access to talks and Q&A sessions with a range of established entrepreneurs through the ‘Igniting Enterprise’ webinar series. Students on the course will receive additional support on their entrepreneurial journey and beyond, for example, through the alumni programme, guidance on university and apprenticeship applications or through  the opportunity to apply for funding to start or continue their enterprise when they complete the course. 

This programme can be studied alongside two A-levels (Extended Certificate), or one A-Level (Diploma) or alongside the BTEC Extended Certificate or Diploma in Health and Social Care.

The Extended Certificate in Enterprise is for learners who are interested in learning about business and enterprise alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in business-related subjects.

The Diploma in Enterprise is for learners who have a keen interest in running their own business in the future or in working in the business sector.

Both courses are assessed through a combination of internal assignments and external exams. These activities are enjoyable, interactive and suitable for all learning styles. This course is similar to the BTEC Business qualification, but the emphasis of BTEC Enterprise and Entrepreneurship is on the skills and experience needed to run your own business and become an entrepreneur.   

How will it be assessed?

BTEC National Extended Certificate—two-year linear course


The BTEC Extended Certificate is a level 3 qualification equivalent to one A-Level  (4 units).

  • Unit 1 - Enterprise and Entrepreneurs

  • Unit 2 - Creating a Marketing Campaign (External Exam)

  • Unit 3 - Personal and Business Finance

  • Unit 7 - Social Enterprise

BTEC National Diploma—two-year linear course. Board: EDEXCEL.

The BTEC Diploma is a level 3 qualification equivalent to two A-Levels  (8 units).

  • Unit 1 - Enterprise and Entrepreneurs

  • Unit 2 - Creating a Marketing Campaign (External Exam)

  • Unit 3 - Personal and Business Finance (External Exam)

  • Unit 4 - Launch and Run an Enterprise

  • Unit 5 - Survival and Growth

  • Unit 5 - Business Decision Making (External Exam)

  • Unit 7 - Social Enterprise

  • Unit 8 - Enterprise and Intrapreneurship in Practice

Both qualifications are graded as a P (Pass), M (Merit) or D (Distinction). 

Where will it lead?

A BTEC in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship will enable you to progress on to higher education, an apprenticeship or to start your own enterprise. This qualification will enable learners to develop transferable knowledge and skills which would be useful in any professionFor example, leadership, problem solving and teamwork.

Enterprise is also a useful preparation for careers in Marketing, PR, Finance and Accounting, Human Resources and Project Management. 

The BTEC level 3 qualification is equivalent to A-level standard and will fulfil UCAS entry requirements to study for Business related or other degrees at university.

Enrichment opportunities

The Green School Sixth Form is one of only 4 Peter Jones Enterprise Academies in the London. This means you are able to access a range of benefits including interest free loans to start your own business, entry into enterprise competitions and enterprise festivals and talks and mentoring from a number of highly successful entrepreneurs.

Entry requirements

Grade 4 (or above) in English Language and in Maths.