Enterprise in the curriculum

Enterprise and employability are at the heart of our teaching, learning and assessment.

Commercial acumen, initiative, solutions-focused attitude, accountability, independence – these are all characteristics of the spirit of enterprise.   

Employers value these skills as well as knowledge, which is why we build them in to our culture and our curriculum.  

This is how we do it:

  • 4one1 – a redesigned curriculum model for vocational programmes where enterprise activities are embedded into teaching and learning     
  • Learning companies – college companies run by students   
  • Gazelle status – membership of the Gazelle Group of Colleges, a nationwide group of further education colleges who put enterprise at the forefront of education and training    
  • SweetFE – our community interest company which creates and promotes enterprise opportunities across the college 

Watch this video to find out how hospitality and catering students from City of Oxford College were involved in delivering the Oxfordshire Restaurant Awards ceremony in November 2014.