Project Description

Enterprise and Entrepreneur

full-time – BTEC International Level 3 Extended Diploma – EQF4 – in English – Pre-University / Foundation year

Do you dream of your own company? Do you want to get to know all aspects of running a business – financial, commercial, logistics, personnel, organization, and management? Would you like to learn how to make tactical decisions? Do you want to buy in the opportunities you see in new or emerging markets?

The entrepreneur can think and work independently to start and run the company in his own field. He knows how to use his craftsmanship as added value. He is driven to make the company a success. He thinks several steps ahead, is willing to take a step harder, sees opportunities and dares to take them. He is also socially skilled: he can deal with (unknown) people and empathize with them. He thinks commercially and innovatively for his company.

In an increasingly globalised economy, it is essential that students develop a sound knowledge of the key business functions and how they work together, as well as an appreciation of factors including customer and market requirements, competition, sustainability, and economic, political, and technological change.

So, is there an unstoppable entrepreneur in you? Then start the Enterprise and Entrepreneur BTEC 3 Extended diploma program at Kronenburgh International Business School.

This is a university preparation year / foundation year. The BTEC 3 extended diploma gives access to international university’s (and Dutch universities of applied sciences) see the university admission criteria. European Students (EER) can also access the bachelors’ Business and Management at the Kronenburgh International Business School in collaboration with the university of Essex.

Widely applicable within business and further education

In this program students will work on the students employability skills: (1) cognitive and problem-solving skills – using critical thinking, pproaching non-routine problems, applying expert and creative solutions, using systems and technology; (2) interpersonal skills – communicating, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-presentation; (3) intrapersonal skills – self-management, adaptability and resilience, self-monitoring and development.
Students will also build transferable knowledge and skills for progression to university: (1) the ability to learn independently, (2) the ability to research actively and methodically and (3) the ability to give presentations and be active group members.

What makes this program so special?
– Fast track BTEC 3 extended diploma;
– Pre University / foundation year: Best preparation for a bachelor’s degree programme.
– Average groups of 15 students;
– Positive and ambitious fellow students;
– Good balance theory and practice: morning: lectures – afternoon: practicum;
– Assignments under supervision during the practical (so no homework);
– Lecturers who also work professionally in business practice;
– Ability to do an internship abroad;
– The programme is both taught and assessed in English: the best preparation for higher education and international business.
– Also open for students from European countries.

More information on BTEC and Pearson. More information on BTEC level 3 extended diploma in business.

This BTEC International Level 3 Extended Diploma in business (EQF4 full-time) is a 1-year Fast-track program. The program is developed for students who want to be trained as an assistant manager within an international enterprise or who want to move on to a Bachelor Business and Management program.

BTEC 3 Extended Diploma International Business units

  • Exploring Business
  • Research and Plan a Marketing Campaign
  • Business Finance + Cost and Management Accounting
  • Managing an Event
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Decision Making
  • Intrapreneurship and Innovation
  • Pitching for a New Business
  • Developing an Enterprise Strategy
  • International Business
  • Human Resources
  • Investigating Customer Services
  • Work Experience in Business
  • Branding
  • Salestechniques and Processes
  • Entreprise and Entrepreneurs / Launch and Run an Enterprise / Survival and Growth
  • Business Internship / Work Experience in Business.

This program is open for students (1) from The Netherlands, (2) from Europa (EU / EEA and Switzerland) en (3) from outside Europe that meet the extra criteria, see below. Check the admission options, complete the admission checklist.

Pre education requirements

  • at least 4 years of secondary level 2 / 3 education in the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning (2EQF / 3EQF).

Other pre-education can be discussed.

Required level of English

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level A2 (with good grades, so preferably B1) / PTE 51 / IELTS 4.5 (overall band score) preferable Reading and Writing is 5.5 or equivalent, or
  • Students that have studied in English for two years.

It is possible to do an English level intake test.

Extra criteria for students from outside Europe

  • age of 17-18 years (on 1 October of the academic year) or older up and until 23.
  • falls within the maximum of students from outside the European Union (Kronenburgh will check the possibilities and inform the student).
  • the English leveltest must allways be an IELTS-test with an ‘overall band score’ of 4.5 (exemption only with a complete pre-education in English).
  • a residence permit granted by de IND (Immigration and Naturalisation Service) for 12 months.
  • a registration of the place of residence within the municipality.

Requirements IND:

– The Netherlands is the most appropriate country to follow the programme,
– The study makes a positive contribution to the development of the country of origin,
– Sufficient means of support (i.e. tuition + living allowance) (€756.45, until 1-1-2022, annual indexation),
– Valid passport,
– TB test, depending on nationality,

It is also possible to register for another one-year bilingual program of Kronenburgh. Than the ‘2 out of 3 requirement’ applies:

  1. Nationality Indonesia, Suriname or South Africa,
  2. Family ties with lawful status in the Netherlands resident persons,
  3. Masters the Dutch language.

In the situation that a student who registers does not meet the admission requirements, Kronenburgh will inform the student and enable the student to provide additional documentation to meet requirements.

In order to be able to compare the education systems in the different European countries, the European Qualification Framework EQF was developed. The program is rated as follows (see Nuffic):

The BTEC International level 3 Extended Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneur: EQF4;


We end each day of lectures with an end-of-day test on the theory of that day. In this way we encourage you to really absorb a piece of theory every day of your lecture. You and the lecturer will also receive daily feedback on whether the theory has landed well or whether repetition or additional explanation is needed. At the end of the unit there is a theory exam.

You will receive an ‘assignment’ per unit. You show that you can apply the theory within a practical case. You will also look for extra relevant theory/literature and you will include a bibliography in your elaboration. You show that with a critical eye you can draw your own conclusions based on literature and formulated advice. The assignment also includes a presentation part. A portfolio of assignments is built up. The portfolio is assessed to determine whether you have obtained sufficient credits to be eligible for a diploma.

Introduction day: Monday, August 26, 2024. We will inform you about our education system and go to the beach for some team building activities such as beach volleyball and wave surfing.

Start of lectures: Tuesday 27 August 2024.

Extra starts: October, January, April.

Academic year: From August until March is the academic period. From April, there is the company internship until the summer holidays.

Lecture times: Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:20 pm.

Study trip: A study trip is planned prior to the company internship.

Click for the lecture schedule: Foundation 2023-2024

The best investment
Kronenburgh is a private school and offers internationally recognized programs. You invest in good education and this will benefit you throughout your future career.

Foundation Business
1-year programme
College fee / tution fee € 14.495,00
Registration Pearson € 500,00
Literatuur e-store € 275,00
Totaal € 15.270,00
Tution fee in 8 installments € 1.866,23 per month

Good to know

  • Prices Pearson are subject to exchange rates.
  • Pearson may change prices.
  • Studystore literature is based on previous academic year prices. New bibliographies will not be available until the summer holidays.

It is also good to know that our training programs are shorter than in regular education. This way you build up less student debt. You also do not pay tuition fees to the government.

Other costs

  • You bring your own laptop. We work with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint (full software versions, so no free or limited versions).
  • You have a representative business suit (Tenue de Ville on Thursdays, during company visits and on request of a lecturer).
  • Additional lecture material/literature may be charged.
  • In the event of a study delay, € 100 will be charged to continue enrolment at Pearson (possibly also at the Top-up university).
  • If sufficient study results are not obtained, there are costs for attending lectures, taking exams and assessments (depending on what is necessary).

Student grants (financial support)
You will be registered with Pearson (and Kronenburgh). Pearson is an international educator based in the United Kingdom. This means that you can apply for student finance as a student who is studying abroad (even if you follow the lectures at Kronenburgh in the Netherlands).
Look at Duo ‘studying abroad‘ and read about the conditions and find out whether you are eligible for a student grant. Apply for student grants in time. Go to: If this does not work for you, use this form. Duo assesses each application individually.

At BTEC3, as with MBO, student financial support is only possible for students aged 18 to 30 (parents receive child benefit up to the age of 18). The public transport card is available for younger students.

After completing the BTEC International Level 3 Extended Diploma in International Business, you can start working or continue your studies. The BTEC3 Extended diploma is accepted by international universities and higher education institutions (in The Netherlands called universities of applied sciences (HBO)). See the university’s admission criteria.

The best continuation offered by the Kronenburgh International Business School, in collaboration of the University of Essex (only access for European students (EER)) is:

More information?

You can:

• call: +31 70 3998806
• mail:
• visit: Tuesday evening > Walk-in evening
• meet online: send e-address and time and receive a ‘zoom’ invitation

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