LEVEL: Level 2
This course is also available as one of the Level 3 enrichment courses in Year 13 and is taken as an extra curricular subject.
AIMS Of THE COURSE
Be able to: run your own Limited company, trading to the public, designing your own product or service and becoming a director in charge of a particular area of business.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
Students set up and run a real firm for a year under the guidance of a business volunteer. You will get practical experience of the joys and pitfalls of creating a truly functioning enterprise doing everything from raising start-up capital, to designing and making your product or service and selling to customers at trade fairs. Ultimately you will wind up your firm and pay your taxes!
This programme has been running since 1963 with over a million 15-19 year olds taking part during this time.
This course develops key skills that enhance your employability and enterprise capabilities. Many ex members of the Company Programme have gone on to outstanding careers as entrepreneurs, corporate executives and public figures. Employers tend to look favourably on students who have taken part in the programme. At Level 3, this course is also worth up to 40 UCAS points that count towards entry into university.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
Practical learning experience with one written exam in May.
WHERE DOES THIS SUBJECT LEAD?
Perfect for anyone who wants to manage or run their own business in the future.