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Course Description

The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Enterprise is for students who wish to acquire knowledge and skills through vocational contexts by studying the knowledge, behaviours and skills related to researching, planning, pitching and reviewing an enterprise idea. The qualification enables learners to develop their technical skills; such as market research skills, planning, promotional and financial skills using realistic work scenarios, and personal skills, (such as monitoring own performance, time management and problem solving) through a practical and skills-based approach to learning and assessment.

A BTEC Tech Award in Enterprise is an ideal qualification for those students who want a broad background in business and the course of study prescribed by this specification can reasonably be undertaken by candidates entering this vocational area for the first time.  It is designed to   enable students to make valid personal choices upon completion of the qualification and to progress to further education, training or employment.  It provides a suitable basis for further study in this subject or for related courses which could include A levels, a Modern Apprenticeship or BTEC/GNVQ qualifications.

Assessment Structure

The qualification consists of three components that give students 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.  Students will complete two internal assessment units on Exploring Enterprises and Planning for and Pitching an Enterprise Activity . They will also complete one external unit on Promotion and Finance for Enterprise.

Special Features

Enterprise is likely to be exciting and challenging.  This specification aims to encourage students to:

· Develop a lifelong interest in and enjoyment of business subjects; become inspired, moved and changed by following a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study

· Use an enquiring, critical approach to distinguish facts from opinions, to form arguments and make informed judgements, for example; in relation to the assessment of the subject

Career Opportunities

Students gaining a qualification in Enterprise will have access to a range of careers and further education opportunities. Students will learn to use a variety of skills throughout the course that are in great demand and recognised as highly valuable by employers and colleges.

As an Enterprise student you will develop the skills that employers are looking for, you can

consider a wide range of employment opportunities in areas such as commerce, accountancy and administration either within local firms or multinational organisations.