Young Enterprise — Solihull Sixth Form College

Young Enterprise

*New for 2022/23*
Enrichment Overview

Do you have aspirations to be your own boss and experience what it is like to set up and run your own business? Do you have a business idea? Then this is for you! You will work with a business mentor and other students to develop your business idea, company name and manage the company finances. You will promote and sell to the public through pop up shops and an online store and gain the practical business experience, adaptability, entrepreneurial mindset and employability skills that a university, apprenticeship or future employer will be impressed with. There is also the opportunity to compete with other schools/colleges at a local, county, regional and national level, offering a variety of learning development opportunities including public speaking, interview skills and a chance to network with other companies locally, regionally and across the UK.

Why choose this enrichment?

If you have any interest in being an entrepreneur, applying for a business degree, or being involved in self-employment; it will give you the skills that you need – as well as a taste of what the world of work is actually like. It can be an opportunity to explore your creativity, develop your confidence and to feel the freedom of being your own boss. From participating in this enrichment, you will have serious evidence of direct experience of business activities. This is exactly what university business courses will want to see. They will acknowledge that you are not averse to a bit of risk-taking, enterprising, or commitment and will see this as a good sign for your general fit for the degree-level business course.

How long will the enrichment last?

All academic year.

How much time a week will it involve?

1 lesson per week, plus additional activities for fundraising etc.

What will it cost?

Nothing, but you will need to participate in some fundraising activities to cover the cost of your production, marketing and running costs.

Who can sign up?

Year 12 & 13 Applied Business and A Level Business students, plus anyone who is looking to take a Business course at university.

How do I sign up?

At enrolment. It is not possible to do another enrichment alongside this.

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