Business and Enterprise

Key Stage 4 Business and Enterprise

If you are interested in the world of business then a BTEC Tech Award in Enterprise is the subject for you. You will develop knowledge and understanding of real businesses by applying your learning and skills to a work-related context. Toy can explore what it means to set up and run a Business Enterprise. As well as develop key skills and gain an insight into industry sectors. A BTEC Tech Award in Enterprise is a practical introduction to life and work as an entrepreneur and as such you will develop an aptitude in planning and carrying out an enterprise activity, develop the knowledge that underpins the effective use of skills that can affect the performance of an enterprise and develop attitudes and ways of working that are important for enterprise. Pupils must complete three core units of work

  • Component 1 – Exploring Enterprise (Internally assessed)
    This component allows you to examine different enterprises to develop knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of enterprises and the skills needed by entrepreneurs. You will explore how market research helps enterprises meet customer needs, understand competitor behaviour and investigate the factors that contribute to the success of an enterprise.
  • Component 2 - Planning for and Running an Enterprise (Internally assessed)
    In this unit, you will select an enterprise idea to plan, pitch for and run. You will explore ideas for a micro enterprise activity, plan for a micro enterprise activity, and pitch for a micro enterprise activity and eventually operate a micro enterprise activity as a part of a practical activity.
  • Component 3 – Promotion and Finance for Enterprise (Externally assessed)
    You will be provided with a case study of a small to medium enterprise and then complete a series of activities. You will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of elements of promotion and financial records, interpret and use promotional and financial information in relation to a given enterprise, make connections between different factors influencing a given enterprise and advise and provide recommendations to a given enterprise on ways to improve its performance

Type of Assessment:

Component 1 and Component 2 – Internally assessed – 60% weighting combined.

Component 3 - Externally assessed Examination – 40% weighting.

Internally assessed work:

Internal assessment is the main form of assessment for this qualification. You will therefore be required to be motivated to work consistently and independently to achieve the requirements of the qualification. You will gain an understanding of how your work will be assessed and the importance of timescales and deadlines. You will develop responsibility for your own work and will be able to build your vocational and employability skills.

KS5 Business

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Business is an Applied General qualification. It is for post-16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment in the business sector. The qualification is equivalent to 2 A levels, and it has been designed as a full 2-year programme, normally taken alongside a further Level 3 qualification.

We currently offer pupils the chance to study the following topics:

  • Unit 1: Exploring Business
  • Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance
  • Unit 4 Planning an Event
  • Unit 5 International Business
  • Unit 6 Principles of Business Management
  • Unit 8: Recruitment and Selection Process
  • Unit 17 Digital Marketing

This is a mixture of internally/externally assessed units with one written exam (Unit 3)

Further information/Career Options:

Career Options: Apprenticeships in Business, Finance, Administration .Also, Marketing, Accountancy, Business Management or even setting up your own Business. Students who have completed this course have successfully gained places at university or gone on to higher level apprenticeships or employment.

Further information available from:

Mrs C Sawyer - Subject Leader for Business