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 apractical learning environment. The main focus is on the knowledge, understanding and skillsrequired 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.
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
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.