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Business Enterprise

Curriculum Intent

The Business Enterprise BTEC Level 2 Tech Award aims to develop students’ specialist and unique skills needed to start a career in various roles, such as sales assistants, supervisors, managers, administrative roles, customer service roles and apprenticeships as well as many others.  The award also prepares students for further and higher education. 

Achieving this qualification will give students an advantage when applying for a job in business, or when starting their own business. The types of role students will be ready for include:

  • Marketing management.
  • Business development management .
  • Junior business accountancy.

This qualification also gives students a sound basis to progress further within the Business sector to a  level 3 technical qualification.

Course Content

The BTEC Business Enterprise course gives students:

  • - Hands-on experience of real-world scenarios.
  • - Core knowledge and understanding of the sector.
  • - Confidence in applying your knowledge.
  • - Study and research skills.
  • - Transferable employability skills.
  • - Evidence to support future academic / job applications.

The course is structured as follows:

Unit 1: Exploring enterprises

In this unit, students will gain an understanding of how enterprise and business works. Students will examine enterprise activities in existing businesses of various sizes and consider the processes needed to set up a new business in the current environment. Businesses need employees who are enterprising to help contribute to business growth and success. This unit will give students the foundation knowledge and understanding for developing enterprise and entrepreneurial skills and finding employment in the small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector.

Unit 2: Planning for and pitching for an enterprise activity

In this unit, students will find out how people use enterprise skills to develop new businesses or new ideas within a business, and will gain an understanding of the types of skills used. Students will use a range of techniques to unlock and develop their own creativity to develop enterprise ideas.

Unit 3: Promoting and financing an enterprise idea

In this unit, students will be examined on creating financial documents used within businesses. Students will be expected to consider budget costs along with estimates of revenue generated from planned sales. Students will also be examined on how a supply chain can contribute to controlling costs and ensuring the continuity of supplies required by the business.


Coursework units

  • Component 1: Exploring enterprises (30% of final grade)
  • Component 2: Planning for and pitching for an enterprise activity (30% of final grade)


  • Component 3: Promoting and financing an enterprise idea (40% of final grade)

How the Qualification is delivered: 

Year 10, September - February

Unit 1: Investigating Enterprise

Year 10, March – June

Unit 2: Planning and Pitching an Enterprise Idea

Both of these coursework pieces are completed in a controlled environment within the classroom.

Year 11 

Unit 3: Promoting and Financing for Enterprise 

This element of the course is delivered in Year 11, where learners will be provided with two opportunities to sit the exam.

Early exam entry : February

Later exam entry : May

Fullhurst Community College

Imperial Campus
3 Ellesmere Rd

Fosse Campus
Imperial Avenue

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