What is the Enterprise Academy?
The Enterprise Academy is a premier league initiative which seeks to deliver information, advice and enterprise activities to young people aged 11-19 years.

Over a course of 10 units, delivered by Arsenal in the Community staff, learners will be taught a variety of aspects to business and enterprise. Students will also be participating in a programme that leads to a recognised OCR qualification.

What do the course units focus on?
Each unit focuses on a different aspect of business and enterprise. The units are:

1. Introduction to the sporting organisation
2. What is a business?
3. Communicating objectives
4. Customers
5. Customer records
6. Customer service and complaints
7. Products and services
8. Advertising
9. Publicity and providing information
10. Steps to success

What will students achieve upon completion of the course?
All students who pass the Enterprise Academy will receive an OCR accredited Entry Level 3 Enterprise Academy Certificate in Business and Enterprise.

Premier League Enterprise Challenge
As this programme is being delivered across 18 Premier League and Football League clubs, there is an annual challenge amongst those competing clubs. One school group will represent each club at the challenge and will deliver a presentation to a panel of judges about an idea or product which could be implemented by their Club.

The challenge is held at a participating Premier League Enterprise Academy Club during Global Enterprise Week.

Arsenal Enterprise Challenge
Similar to the Premier League Enterprise Challenge, all participants in the Arsenal Enterprise Academy programme will be invited to Emirates Stadium upon completion of the programme. Students will participate in a variety of Enterprise activities where they will also have to take part in a team task and present to a panel of judges. There will be prizes awarded to the winning team. Students will also have an Emirates Stadium business studies tour and also be able to have a question and answer session with members of Arsenal staff.

If you would like more information on the Enterprise Academy programme or if you are interested in taking part please contact Jack Ferguson, jferguson@arsenal.co.uk or telephone 0207 704 4152.

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