City College Nottingham

Level 1 Award in Understanding Enterprise and Enterprising Skills

Enterprise course for beginners 




Level 1 Award in Understanding  Enterprise and Enterprising skills are designed to give learners knowledge in what enterprise means to them. The qualification looks at what enterprise is and what skills and behaviors are involved in being in enterprise.


Will contain THREE elements: Vocational Study, Functional Skills (Maths, English and ICT) AND Employability, Personal & Social Development Skills:

  • Level 1 Award in Understanding Enterprise and Enterprising Skills
  • In addition to the above, you will be required to develop your skills in Maths, English and ICT in order to operate effectively in the work place and at home (Functional Skills).
  • AND lastly, in order to improve your chances of getting a job in the industry, you will work on developing your Employability, Personal Development and Social skills.


Why come to City College?

  • No entry requirements
  • Class sizes of between 5-15 students, our tutors spend more time with our students
  • Support given if required such as 1-2-1 tutoring, extra classes
  • Employability Skills delivered to all students, possibility of work placements, CV writing, interview preperation
  • Choice to complete either functional skills or GCSE’s alongside your qualification
  • Friendly environment, no tolerance to bullying policy


Level 1 Award in Understanding Enterprise and Enterprising Skills


Entry Requirements

No entry requirements however a good understanding of Maths & English is required but support throughout the course can be given. You will need to complete either Functional Skills or GCSE maths & English if you haven’t obtained a grade C or above at GCSE.

You must have a keen and enthusiastic attitude to work and learn.

You will be required to complete the college’s initial assessments in Maths and English

To successfully complete the full qualification it is necessary for you to achieve 90% attendance.

Assessment & Achievements

A variety of methods will be used, which may include multiple choice tests, and building a portfolio of coursework. All elements must be successfully achieved in order to gain full certification. The portfolio is supported by a number of tests, which are set and marked by the Awarding Body.


Length of Course

This course is a full time, college taught programme, over 2 days/week for one academic year (ie 3 terms), however, in addition to attendance in class, learners are expected to devote enough additional time as necessary for self-study, research and assignment writing, in order to complete the course successfully.

Detailed timetables will be provided on course commencement


Start Date

Classes commence in September/January (Depending on numbers)


Attendance Requirements

Learners must achieve an attendance record of 85% over the duration of the course. Learners who miss any of their normal timetabled sessions will be expected to attend additional sessions (which may be with a different Tutor), to make up for lost learning hours. Learners who do not meet the attendance requirements will not be allowed to complete final assessment which leads to certification.


  • City College Nottingham, Carlton Rd, Nottingham, NG3 2NR


No cost for learners aged 16-18 years old. All other students pay a non-refundable Administration Fee of £10.00 regardless of status.

Please speak to our enrolment team for costs for students aged 19+

Equipment and materials are provided free of charge, however, should you wish to pursue your learning in more depth, you may be advised to purchase one or more text books from a recommended reading list.

Fee Waiver – If you receive one or more means tested state benefits (or you are a dependent of someone who is), tuition, assessment and certification will be free provided that you provide satisfactory ^evidence of receipt of benefits at the time of enrolment. Some courses are free of charge for all learners e.g. Literacy and numeracy, and certain Level 2 and Level 3 courses are fully funded by the Government.
^evidence must be current, and in line with funding criteria and partner audit requirements. You may need to provide further evidence when your benefit(s) are due for renewal, and you will be required to update the College in the event that your circumstances change over the duration of your studies.


  • Level 2 Diploma any college course
  • Level 2 in Enterprise
  • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Business Admin or any other sector
  • Employment
  • Starting up of a business

How to enrol?

Get in touch with us:

Call: 0115 9101455


Come in and visit us: Carlton Road, Nottingham NG3 2N

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