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EL3 Award in Developing Enterprise Skills

  • Overview of the course

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    This qualification provides learners with a basic introduction to the main principles of enterprise. Learners will research local enterprising people or entrepreneurs and identify their own enterprise skills and areas for growth. As part of the Developing Enterprise qualification, they’ll then apply these skills by taking part in a brief enterprise activity.
  • What you'll learn

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    This qualification aims to:
     help learners to investigate the skills, qualities and attitudes of enterprising individuals
     help learners to identify their own enterprising skills, qualities and attitudes
     allow learners the opportunity to use their own skills, qualities and attitudes by taking part in an enterprising activity.
    The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to:
     develop an awareness of their own enterprise skills, as well as those of others, in order to progress to higher level learning and eventual employment
     utilise their enterprise skills in a short enterprising activity
     build an awareness of the enterprise skills they already possess in order to be enterprising within education, life and work.
  • Entry requirements

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    There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, a keen interest in starting your own business wold be advantageous.
    You may be required to undertake an informal discussion to check your suitability for the course.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    Assessment requirements: internally assessed and externally quality assured portfolio of evidence.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    If you would like to enrol on this course please visit any one of our centres where our friendly staff will be able to assist you or alternatively you may want to visit our Community Learning Website on: or call Student Services on 01204482000
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    In the first instance please send a message to
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our Tutors before you can enrol on to this course therefore, please use the ‘apply’ button on this screen to register your interest. Once we have your details a Tutor will contact you by phone. Please be aware that our number will be displayed as unknown/private/withheld
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £170.00
    Other fees: £25.00
  • Future opportunities

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    Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:
     Level 1 Award in Investigating Enterprise Skills
     Level 1 Award in Developing Enterprise Skills
     Level 1 Certificate in Employability Skills
     Level 1 Certificate in Business and Enterprise
  • Additional Information

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    Coronavirus Update

    In response to the COVID-19 situation we have made a number of changes to our traditional admissions and enrolment processes.
    All conditional offers and enrolments are currently being processed based on the information available to us at the time of a telephone interview and/or online enrolment.
    Once a course starts and we are able to meet with learners in person we may need to alter the class an individual attends if they do not meet the course entry requirements. We will keep learners informed of any decision to alter their class and support them through any changes necessary.
    Thank you for your understanding and co-operation in these unprecedented times.


    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, pleasecontact us via our Live Chat service available on any page of our website.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):


    Whilst Coronavirus restrictions are in place, the best way to contact us is via our Live Chat service available from any page of our website. We will endeavor to staff this service from 10am – 3.30pm, Monday to Fridays.
    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided is accurate.
    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College

    The health and safety of our learners and staff is very important to us and with the continued situation, related to the coronavirus outbreak, there will be an increased emphasis on study outside the classroom during the 2020/21 academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during directed study or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via
  • Disclaimer

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    You may be aware that Bolton College currently has some limitations on the way it works, due to COVID-19. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, due to the changeable nature of the situation and updates to government guidance, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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  • Time:

    12:30 - 16:00
    3.50 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    13 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane & Derby Community Learning Centre

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