BTEC qualifications offer learners an alternative to traditional academic subjects. They allow students to learn in a vocational context using a more ‘hands on’ approach. Designed to meet the needs of employers, BTECs are work-related qualifications for learners taking their first steps into employment or planning to enter university.
BTEC Enterprise is an exciting and challenging business course. Students work in small teams to plan, set-up and operate a micro-business. The majority of the units studied are contextualised to the micro-business. This makes learning enjoyable and relevant. Not only do students acquire subject knowledge but also many hard-skills from the experience of operating a business. Graduates of the course have commented on the usefulness of the skills they have learnt.
This course is well-suited to hard working, highly motivated students that prefer coursework to examinations. Although the coursework load is significant, the outcome is much more controllable than an examination. In many cases, hard-working students have achieved superb results that have resulted in a strong application to university.
Key Stage 5
|Term||Year 12||Year 13|
|1||Unit 1 - The Innovative Entrepreneur (5 credits)|
Unit 2 - Business Planning and Pitching (15 credits)
Unit 3 - Financial Planning and Implementation (10 credits)
Unit 15 - Social Enterprise (10 credits)
|Unit 4 (continued)
Unit 5 - Monitoring the Performance of your Business (15 credits)
Unit 6 - Operating your Business (10 credits
|2||Unit 3 (continued)|
Unit 10 - Market Research and Analysis (10 credits)
Unit 13 - E-marketing and Website Design (10 credits)
Unit 14 - Brand Development and Promotion (5 credits)
Unit 15 (continued)
|Unit 7 - Planning the Future Strategy of your Business (10 credits)
Unit 8 - Leadership and Teamwork (10 credits)
|3||Unit 4 - Launching your Business Vision (10 credits)|
Unit 10 (continued)
Unit 13 (continued)
Unit 14 (continued)
|Unit 7 (continued)
Unit 8 (continued)
All Units are externally assessed through coursework throughout the year. There are no examinations.