What can I expect?
This programme will provide you with skills in business management, financial accounts, marketing, managing people, operational logistics and customer care. You and your fellow directors will make all the decisions about your company. The academy is delivered across one academic year. You'll take part in a range of events to launch your product/service, as well as taking part in regional competitions. All this takes place with the support of a businesses adviser who brings a wealth of business knowledge and expertise to your team.
Key features of the programme:
- Development of your employability skills.
- Excellent addition to both your CV and UCAS application.
- Provides a real world context to help develop your career.
- Comprehensive support materials and training.
- Compete in competitions at both regional and national level.
- Meet and learn from highly successful entrepreneurs.
AQA Extended Project
Alongside this Academy, you will have the opportunity to undertake the AQA Extended Project. This is an independent dissertation on a subject of your choice that will provide you with additional UCAS points. It's a recognised qualification by both employers and universities. Some leading universities make alternative offers for those undertaking this qualification.
You have the opportunity to choose your own subject area making it the perfect way to go ‘off syllabus’ and explore your passion for a topic. You'll develop and apply decision making and problem-solving skills, become more critical, reflective and independent and increase your capabilities to plan, research, analyse, evaluate and present ideas.
Overall, this combined package is a must-do programme for any ambitious and enterprising young person.