Level 3 Extended Diploma in Enterprise & Entrepreneurship

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Enterprise & Entrepreneurship

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Enterprise & Entrepreneurship

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Course Overview

This course is for 16-18 year old learners and will encourage, educate and empower you to run your own business and gain relevant skills and experience. It’s designed to introduce you to key business skills such as finance, marketing and business management and will develop your ability to think creatively about solving business problems. You will be introduced to a range of entrepreneurs and successful people from the business world.

The qualification is for learners who want to play a key role in future businesses. The first year is equivalent to 1.5 A Levels and successful completion will allow you to progress on to the year 2 of the programme, equivalent to 3 A Levels. This opens up progression routes to study in higher education or higher apprenticeships.

What you will learn?

The course is a one-year level 3 qualification. It is expected you will continue to the second year and achieve the full Extended Diploma qualification. During the first year you still study the following six units:

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship: Understanding the importance of enterprise and entrepreneurs to the local and national economy.
  • Developing a marketing campaign: Understanding how a marketing campaign is developed, the different stages of the process from concept to delivery and developing your own campaign for a given product/service.
  • Personal and Business Finance: Understanding why money is important and how managing your money can help prevent future financial difficulties. This will help you understand the financial decisions you will need to take throughout your life and how risk can affect you and your choices.
  • Launch and run an enterprise: You need a good idea, to spot a gap in the market and have the organisational skills to launch and run an enterprise. In this module you will develop a plan for an enterprise and create a marketing strategy to inform your target market about your product/service.
  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship: Explore the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and investigate the strategies employed by enterprises to develop and use entrepreneurial skills in their own workforce.
  • Innovation and enterprises: Explore and understand what innovation is about, including changing processes so that the enterprise becomes more efficient, as well as responding creatively to the needs and interests of consumers.

How you will be assessed?

The course is assessed through a combination of exams, coursework and simulated work problems.

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This programme is supported by Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce.


You will need five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and maths.

Course Fees

Course Fees (16-18): £0.00
Course Fees (19+): £2573.00

Additional Costs

There will be the opportunity to go on a range of trips.
There will be an expectation that you dress in business wear for some assessments.

Material Fees



If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

Course Summary

Length of study:
2 years


Term dates

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Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 3

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

Why Coventry

From entry-level qualifications, through to degree-level and specialist professional courses there’s something here for students with little or no formal education right up to career high-flyers. Expect a vibrant environment where you can meet people from different backgrounds and cultures.

Career Assessment

Need help choosing the right career path? You’ll be given a series of activities related to a work environment. Your job is to slide the scale to the left or right depending on how much you like or dislike the given activity. You will receive recommendations based on your selections.

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