Enterprise Scheme of Learning

YEAR Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
12 Theme: Enterprise Skills

P-D*- all students to develop their skills pertaining to risk management and developing ideas with a strong focus on extracting creative responses

Theory: History of Entrepreneurs, creative journals, creative exercises, skills and attributes of successful business people



Theme: Business Planning and pitching

P-D*- students find ways to develop their ideas and produce a professional pitch relating to their comprehensive business plan.  Students will have to present these ideas to a panel of business angels from industry and Higher Education Institutions

Theory: Marketing, market research, business planning, financial assessments inc cash flow forecasts, profit and loss sheets and budgets




Theme: E- Business

P-D*- Student develop their viral marketing and E- business skills in order that they can effectively market their pitched idea to a wider audience.  Students will focus on use case studies, internet technology and social media

Theory:  E marketing, website design, user test scenarios, creative design



13 Theme:   Teamwork and Leadership

P-D*- All students will learn, assess and apply theories relating to effective teamwork and leadership

Students will also apply these theories to real world problems and assimilate the roles of a team member and team leader through group challenges

Theory:  Motivational theories, Adair’s, French and Raven’s theory of power, Belbin’s theory, Tuckman’s Theory of team development


Theme:   Market Research

P-D*- All students will investigate various techniques relating to market research and then apply these techniques to a real world situation (local context)

Theory: Market research, quantitative/qualitative research, interviews, surveys, primary/secondary research, analysis, quantitative methods


Theme: Social Enterprise

P-D*- all students to investigate the different types of organisations which work in a social enterprise environment and to research one specific choice of CIC to contrast its differences between more orthodox types of business ownership.  Students will also be required to develop their own social enterprise business planning having developed their understanding of this topic

Theory: CIC, Charities, housing development organisations, charitable trusts, social enterprise planning