Bicester Technology Studio offers Entrepreneurship and Enterprise course to Sixth Form from September 2018

New course for budding entrepreneurs coming to Bicester Technology Studio

From September 2018, Sixth Form students at Bicester Technology Studio will be able to study Entrepreneurship and Enterprise, a course unique to the local area and only available to students at this Studio School.

This programme has been introduced to meet a large local demand for practical skills to help anyone wanting to startup their own business. It will be run by industry specialists, including key employer partners.

The qualification is the equivalent of two A-Levels and can be paired with a third A-Level in Creative Digital Media, for example, for those aspiring to university.

The units include a look at finance (setting up accounts, interest rates and profit and loss); marketing (setting up a website and creating collateral to promote your business); and teaching important skills such as decision making and how to communicate effectively.

KS4 students are already offered the chance to study an L2 BTEC in Business, and this pathway will offer a new, more specialised route for young entrepreneurs going into the Sixth Form.

Stephanie McNeil, Bicester Technology Studio’s Assistant Principal and Director of Business Engagement, said:

“We introduced this pathway because it fits within the ethos of the school; it’s about innovation and forward-thinking. We wanted this programme to be very practical and give students all the tools they need to be able to setup their own company; learning how to manage the accounts and market their own business. It’s very exciting for us and we are already seeing a big demand for it.”

If you want to learn in a practical environment, be taught by specialists in the industry and aspire to work for yourself and start up your own company, this is the course for you.

If you are interested, please email Stephanie McNeil: steph.mcneil@bicestertechstudio.org.uk