The aims of the course
This course is a practical introduction to life and work as an entrepreneur, students will:
- Develop skills 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.
- Develop attitudes and ways of working that are important for enterprise. The course has two internally assessed components, and one that’s externally assessed.
The course structure
Following a BTEC Technical Award in Enterprise, students are able to explore, challenge and realise their potential. During the course, students can see whether the industry is one they’d like to be in, where they could go, and gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their next steps.
There are three elements that make up the Enterprise qualification:
- Component 1 – Exploring Enterprises
- Component 2 – Planning for and running an enterprise
- Component 3 – Promotion and Finance for Enterprise
After completing the course, students can continue on to further vocational and academic study at level 2 and level 3, as well as apprenticeships and traineeships.
- Component 1 : Students will examine different enterprises to develop knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of enterprises and the skills needed by entrepreneurs. Assessment: internally assessed assignment
- Component 2: Students will select an enterprise idea to plan, pitch for and run. Assessment: internally assessed assignment
- Component 3: Students will explore promotional methods, financial records, planning and forecasting. Assessment: Externally assessed task where students will be provided with a case study of a small to medium enterprise and complete a series of activities.
Resources, additional information and websites
Head of Subject Presentation – Emma Cullinane