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Understanding Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Certificate Level 2

  • Overview of the course

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    Our full-time study programmes are designed to maximise your career prospects and widen your options for further or higher study.

    This course has been designed to introduce you to the world of business, studying pathways including Business Administration, Business Enterprise and Working Effectively in Business.

    As part of the programme you will investigate business practices and create business ideas, as well as develop essential business and administrative skills. You will continue to study essential Maths and English as well as employability skills.

    Work experience is also an integral part of our study programmes, enabling you to gain essential exposure to the world of work.
  • What you'll learn

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    This course is equivalent to five GCSEs grades 9-4 and provides you with an exciting insight into the world of business and enterprise. The units include:
    • The Marketing Plan
    • Business Online
    • Business Organisations
    • Business Finance
    • People in Business

    You will also continue to develop your English and maths skills and will be given the opportunity to re-sit your Maths and/or English GCSE.

    The course will be delivered by experienced tutors from the world of business. As well as classroom teaching, you will get to investigate local and national businesses, including guest speakers from these businesses and visits to their place of work. You will participate in regional and national enterprise competitions and you will be given the opportunity to complete work experience.

    If required for your chosen career or HE course, you may wish to study English & Maths to Level 3.
  • Entry requirements

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    We ask that you have four GCSEs grades 8-4 including Maths and English and we will also invite you to attend an interview and provide a satisfactory reference.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    There will be continuous assessment throughout the course based on a range of assignments and activities.
    These will include a mixture of:
    • Presentations
    • Observations
    • Written reports
    • Professional discussions
    • Group assessments
    • Role play
    • Practical activities
    • Exam (one online, one written)
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    All courses are delivered by industry specialists.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    In the first instance please send a message to
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our tutors before you can enrol on to this course therefore, please use the 'apply' button on this screen to register your interest. Once we have your details we will send you a text with a link to book a telephone interview. Please be aware that when a tutor calls you our number will appear as unknown/with-held/private.
  • Groups and Times

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    Group: A. First class: 09 September 2022. Last class: 23 Jun 2023
    • Friday : 09:00 - 11:00
    • Friday : 13:00 - 16:15
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £632.00
    Other fees: £100.00
    You can opt to pay these fees in monthly instalments. However, this is currently only possible by enrolling on campus.
    Courses fees are subject to change.
  • Future opportunities

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    Alongside your studies, you’ll have a unique opportunity to be part of the University of Bolton’s EXCEED programme. This will give you a range of additional skills and experiences, and includes masterclasses; university visits; access to industry experts; and mentoring and support with your university application, perfect for that next step into Higher Education.

    After you have completed the course you could remain in College and progress on to the Business BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 course. Alternatively, if you choose to look for paid work you could opt for a Business Apprenticeship and work as an apprentice Administrator. Check out opportunities at the University of Bolton by visiting

    Following further study you could work as:
    • An Accounts Clerk, where you can earn between £16,000 and £22,000 a year, depending on experience
    • An Administrative Assistant, and earn between £14,000 and £22,000 a year, depending on experience
    • A HR Officer, earning an average of £30,000 a year
  • Additional Information

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    Coronavirus Update

    In response to the COVID-19 situation we have made a number of changes to our traditional admissions and enrolment processes.
    Most conditional offers and enrolments are currently being processed based on the information available to us at the time of a telephone interview and/or online enrolment.
    Once a course starts and we are able to meet with learners in person we may need to alter the class an individual attends if they do not meet the course entry requirements. We will keep learners informed of any decision to alter their class and support them through any changes necessary.
    Thank you for your understanding and co-operation in these unprecedented times.


    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, pleasecontact us via our Live Chat service available on any page of our website.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):


    The best way to contact us is via our Live Chat service available from any page of our website. We endeavour to staff this service from 9am – 7pm, Monday to Thursdays and until 4pm on Fridays (during term time).
    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided is accurate.
    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College

    The health and safety of our learners and staff is still very important to us and so there may continue to be an element of study outside of the classroom during the 2021/22 academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during these times or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via
  • Disclaimer

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    You may be aware that Bolton College currently has some limitations on the way it works, due to COVID-19. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, due to the changeable nature of the situation and updates to government guidance, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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  • Time:

    09:00 - 17:00
    5.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    35 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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