Enterprise

BTEC Enterprise Tech Award Level 1/2

This is a new course being offered to students for September 2019 and comprises of 3 units of work. 

 

Component 1: Exploring Enterprises 

Component 2: Planning for and Pitching an Enterprise Activity 

Component 3: Promotion and Finance for Enterprise 

 

The Award gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a

practical learning environment. The main focus is on the knowledge, understanding and skills

required to research, plan, pitch and review an enterprise idea that includes:

 

• development of key skills that prove aptitude in planning an enterprise activity, including market

research, planning, carrying out financial transactions, communication and problem solving

• knowledge that underpins effective use of skills, such as the features and characteristics

of enterprises and entrepreneurs, and the internal and external factors that can affect the

performance of an enterprise

• attitudes and ways of working that are considered most important for enterprise, including

monitoring and reflecting on performance of an enterprise idea and own use of skills.

This Award complements the learning in other GCSE programmes such as GCSE Business.

It requires learners to apply their knowledge in practical ways, through activities that will

enable them to develop their ideas, for example researching an idea for a small enterprise

 

Assessment

Internal assessment

 

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 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.

The external assessment takes the form of a set task/external assessment taken under supervised conditions, and completed within 2 hours. This will take place towards the end of the course and learners may resit once by taking a brand new assessment.