Postgraduate Certificate Enterprise
Page last updated 3 August 2020
The credits you gain on this flexible online course count towards our MSc in Innovation and Applied Entrepreneurship, making it an affordable stepping stone into further postgraduate study.
If you have recently graduated and are looking to expand your knowledge of business and leadership, and boost your employability further, our PG Certificate Enterprise gives you a flexible and highly efficient way to do it.
A rare opportunity
We are one of very few universities in the UK offering this kind of employability-enhancing course to recent graduates. It's open to you irrespective of which degree you studied and will enhance your employability options and prospects, whichever career path you are looking to take. Significant discounts are available for recent UWE Bristol graduates and we offer a cash discount on successful completion for all students see the Fees section for more information.
Work at your own pace
The 100% online delivery means you can study this PG Cert from any location, using our Blackboard virtual learning environment. There are three start dates each year, giving you flexibility to fit the course around your work or other commitments. There are no core hours, so even if you enrol and are then offered a job you will still be able to complete the course in your free time.
Get ahead in your career
When you graduate, you'll have the skills to go directly into a wide range of careers. Bristol is one of the larges creative hubs outside London and we work closely with local businesses and agencies to ensure that you gain the skills that employers value. This course will add to your personal confidence and enhance your CV.
On successful completion of the programme you will be entitled to add the post nominal letters 'PgCert. Enterprise' after your name. You can also use the credits gained on this course towards our MSc in Innovation and Applied Entrepreneurship.
You will study:
- Equipping for Enterprise.
This module equips you with a set of tools that will help you succeed in whatever enterprise you choose - whether this is within a commercial organisation, setting up your own enterprise, or working for a charity or public service.
You will complete ten study units, covering useful concepts and frameworks ranging from marketing to project management, from finance to business law.
The aim is not to make you an expert in each area. The aim is to provide you with an overview of each so you know the right questions to ask and a set of practical techniques that can be used to gain insight and guide decisions.
- Being Enterprising.
You will complete ten study units, covering topics area ranging from ethical considerations of the wider contexts of enterprise to developing personal effectiveness for the enterprise culture.
The aim is to enable you to start your journey of critical self-development and to give you an inside track on the key trends and behaviours in an evolving enterprise culture.
This knowledge and its application will help increase your employability and make you more valuable to the organisations you work for. Both of these modules follow an identical structure. Each is broken down into ten study units comprising of a range of materials, tasks and portfolio activities that contribute to your final assessment. This enables you to do a little when time is pressing and to do more when you have free time. Advice on navigating and completing the content is embedded in our web resource and advice can also be sought through our online forum for students.
The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.
Learning and Teaching
This course is delivered entirely online through our Blackboard virtual learning platform, which our graduates will already be familiar with. You will work through the online materials in each of the two modules; these include lecture notes, recorded lectures, videos, online tasks and wider reading. You will also get to collaborate and share ideas with other students on a staff-mediated forum.
This course is worth 60 credits, which equates to 600 hours of study time. There are three start dates; one in January, one in May and one in November.
It is up to you to work through the materials at your pace. The course lasts a year but you can finish earlier if you prefer as there are three submission dates after four months, after eight months or after twelve months.
You will be assessed using a range of assessment tools, including quizzes, assignments, reflective reports and recorded presentations. All of this will be done through Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment, which is fully compatible with most hardware and operating platforms. It not only gives you the flexibility to study when and where you want, but the ability to complete assignments when and where you want to.
You will have three opportunities to submit assignments during your 12 month enrollment; this is done with the guidance and advice of your online tutor.
Please note that help is available in a number of ways online and via email. We will be scheduling on-line forums on specific topics and assessments. We will also post invitations to view live streamed or recorded lectures on material covered in the study units from other courses. The full range of our support services are also available to you. Studying online does not mean that you study in isolation.
See our full glossary of assessment terms.
This course can be completed from any location. However, if you are in the Bristol area, you are welcome to use our facilities on campus, including our fantastic Bristol Business School building.
Designed with student input, the Business School offers learning spaces for individual and group study plus conference rooms you can book. It's a space for students and businesses to come together, collaborate and form new partnerships.
You'll have access to recommended books, trade press, academic journals, and industry databases on and off campus.
Learn more about UWE Bristol's facilities and resources.
Careers / Further study
This course will enhance your employability, giving you a broad base of business knowledge and sought-after enterprise skills to help you stride ahead in your chosen career. It is a valuable extra string to your bow and will help you stand out with future employers.
You could also progress onto our MSc Innovation and Applied Entrepreneurship, having already fulfilled some of its credit requirements by completing this course.
We welcome applications from anyone who has completed a degree at UWE Bristol or any other university.
Places on this course are limited, and priority will be given to UWE Bristol graduates. If you are not a UWE Bristol graduate, please do apply, but please be aware that we may not be able to make you an offer of a place on the course until four weeks before the start date, depending on there being places available.
How to apply
Learn more about UWE Bristol's facilities and resources.
For further information
- Email: Admissions@uwe.ac.uk
- Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 83333