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Business and Enterprise

Business and Enterprise is an optional subject that students can elect to study. Students across both sites will work towards the NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Business and Enterprise.

The units to be studied include:

  • · An introduction to Business and Enterprise
  • · Marketing for Business and Enterprise
  • · Finance for Business and Enterprise
  • · Plan, outline and take part in a business or enterprise project

Students will have the opportunity to gain business experience from real life scenarios such as being involved in the marketing, advertising, the production of and the costing of products to sell at the Christmas Fair.

Students will also have the opportunity to run their own market stall based in Hitchin Market. The Market is likely to take place prior to Christmas (see photo above) and students will prepare appropriately themed products to sell. The stalls are a popular activity and the students have the opportunity to demonstrate excellent customer service.

Business and Enterprise students have the opportunity to visit the Coca Cola Factory at Milton Keynes to take part in a workshop and a tour of the factory. We are constantly on the lookout for enterprising opportunities; in 2017 we had a stall at the Country Living Spring Fair at Alexandra Palace, selling a product we had designed and developed – flowerpot cakes, sponge cakes baked in terracotta pots decorated with handmade sugar paste roses.

The Lead for Enterprise is Kate Robinson