BTEC Enterprise

Curriculum Intent

 

The business world comprises an enormous variety of

different careers. The Technical Award in Enterprise aims to give students a practical understanding of what “being in business” entails, and it will help students to develop the knowledge, understanding and competency needed when considering entering employment or starting up their own enterprise. The course will cover how to set up and run your own business, marketing a product or service, managing people, manufacturing items to sell and managing money plus many more business skills and topics,

 

Programmes of Study

There are three core units - Unit 1: Exploring Enterprises, Unit 2: Planning For And Running An Enterprise and Unit 3: Promotion And Finance For Business.  The course is structured to develop learners’ existing interests as well as giving pupils a broad foundation and introducing students to new areas in the business sector, such as business communication, starting a small business, marketing, production or developing customer relations.

 

Marking and Assessment

All assessments will be marked in accordance with the criteria set by Pearson.

Examinations

Component 1 & 2 – portfolio completed by student. The portfolio will include a variety of appraisal methods including case studies, presentations, an evaluation of their business and how much money has been made plus work based assignments. Each unit will have two learning aims which the students must address through their work. (60% of final mark). Component 3 – externally assessed examination (40% of final mark)

 

Revision Guides/Supporting Resources

All revision materials will be provided by the Department

Staff Details

Enterprise is subject within the ICT Department

Mr Turner – Head of Department

Miss Richardson – Teacher of DIT & Enterprise

 

Careers and Progression

 

Technical Award In Enterprise provides knowledge, understanding and skills for learners to progress to other level 2 qualifications, level 3 vocational qualifications (BTEC Nationals), other academic qualifications (Business Studies, Administration, Customer Service, Retail, Industry and many other courses) and employment within the world beyond school such as apprenticeships, employment with any business or self-employment through establishing their own enterprise.

 

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