Business, Enterprise & IT (Entrepreneurship for Social Innovators and Business Leaders of tomorrow).

Course/Programme Content

Combining the core business skills of customer management and financial control, performance analysis and future growth with the ability to realise new business as a solution to many of the social and community challenges of today makes our Business and Social Enterprise programmes unique.  Our studio model of three days in studio sixth and two days in business work placements every week provides you with a competitive advantage over other young people looking to gain employment or progressing onto university.

You will gain experience in many different creative areas, including;

•                Innovation in Enterprise

•                Business Planning and Pitching

•                Social Innovation

•                Leadership and Teamwork

•                Launching and Communicating Business Vision

•                Market research and analysis

•                Marketing and Advertising

•                Digital Technologies and Social Media

A wide range of career paths are available after developing these skills, with opportunities to work in businesses across all sector areas – or indeed gain support in launching your own business start-up!


The Walsall Studio Experience 

•                Meet some of the industry’s leaders and influencers at our popular seminars, which will be some of the most highly attended events on the studio sixth calendar

•                Work with some of the industry’s top professionals

•                Attend conferences and recruitment events

•                Weekly work placements

•                1:1 coaching from qualified and professional coaches

•                Project work collaborating with business and creative entrepreneurs and social innovators

During your time with us you will build real skills that the industry needs preparing you for the many multi-skilled diverse job roles in industry.

Our specialist staff will share their experience and industry links to give you a fantastic Launchpad for a career in the 21st century!


Qualifications / Programme Length

Level 2 – 1 Year BTEC Diplomas (Business and Enterprise, IT)

Level 3 – 2 year BTEC Diploma/Extended Diplomas (Business and Enterprise, IT)

Level 3 – 1 year fast track BTEC Diplomas (Business and Enterprise, IT)


Additional qualifications

As well as achieving your main BTEC diploma qualification you have the opportunity to continue your study of English and Maths – whether that means re-sitting GCSE, studying AS and A Level or simply developing your skills in these core areas.

All programmes at the Walsall Studio are tailored to you the individual student.  We look to provide bespoke professional awards and certificates alongside your main diploma that support your progression and career aspirations for the future.



The main BTEC diploma qualification is assessed by coursework and in some cases timed online exam.

Additional GCSEs and A Levels are assessed by the combination of coursework and exam.

Personal coaches working with your weekly work placement supervisor also assess your wider employability skills on our Studio Sixth CREATE framework (Communication. Relating to Others, Enterprise, Applied, Thinking, Emotional Intelligence) as your develop their practical use each week.



Successful Level 2 Diploma students progress onto the Level 3 (advanced) Diplomas

Successful Level 3 Diploma students progress onto university or directly into employment (including apprenticeships)


Enrolment – Sign up

You can apply today for September 2014 start.

Complete our online form or call us on 01922 621 951