Business & Enterprise
What Is Special About This Subject?
Within business we stimulate curiosity, develop entrepreneurship, financial understanding and grow responsible leaders to create a collaborative and sustainable global society.
What Is The Learning Journey Through This Subject?
WHAT WILL I LEARN ON THIS COURSE?
The qualification has three components that focus on the assessment of knowledge, skills and practices. These are all essential to developing a basis for progression and therefore learners need to demonstrate attainment across all components in order to achieve the qualification. The components are strongly interrelated, and they are best seen as part of an integrated whole rather than totally distinct study areas. Normally, learners will take this qualification over a two-year period or longer. This means that they must be given the opportunity to build their confidence in understanding the sector, vocational contexts and vocational attributes over a long period during the course of study before they are assessed. As the interrelated components are not linked to occupational roles, certification is not available at component level.
- Unit 1 – Exploring Enterprises (Internal Unit)
- Unit 2 – Planning & Pitching an Enterprise Activity (Internal Unit)
- Unit 3 – Promotion and Finance for Enterprise (External Unit)
HOW IS THIS QUALIFICATION TAUGHT AND ASSESSED?
The qualification consists of three components that give learners the opportunity to develop broad knowledge and understanding of the enterprise sector, and relevant skills such as research, planning, problem solving and communication at Levels 1 and 2.
Components 1 and 2 are assessed through internal assessment. Internal assessment for these components has been designed to relate to achievement of application of the conceptual underpinning for the sector through realistic tasks and activities. This style of assessment promotes deep learning through ensuring the connection between knowledge and practice. The components focus on:
- the development of core knowledge and understanding, including the range of enterprises and the key features and factors that contribute to an enterprise’s level of success
- the development and application of skills such as analysing research, information, planning and financial forecasting, communicating and problem solving
- reflective practice through pitching an idea for an enterprise activity that allows learners to reflect on their own communication skills and the viability of their enterprise activity following feedback
External synoptic assessment
There is one external assessment, Component 3, which provides the main synoptic assessment for the qualification. Component 3 builds directly on Components 1 and 2, and enables learning to be brought together and applied to realistic contexts.
Component 3: Promotion and Finance for Enterprise requires learners to analyse and interpret information in relation to an enterprise and to make recommendations on strategies to use to improve the performance of the enterprise.
The external assessment is based on a context that requires learners to demonstrate that they can identify and use effectively an appropriate selection of skills, techniques, concepts, theories and knowledge from across the whole qualification in an integrated way.
The external assessment takes the form of a set task/external assessment taken under supervised conditions, which is then marked and a grade awarded by Pearson.
WHAT QUALIFICATION WILL I ACHIEVE?
You will achieve a BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Enterprise
WHERE WILL THIS QUALIFICATION TAKE ME?
This qualification can lead to further study at Sixth Form with the BTEC Level 3 in Business or access to The London Institute of Banking and Finance exams.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE?
You can find out more by contacting Mr Retarick at firstname.lastname@example.org