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KS4 - BTEC Enterprise

As the BTEC Tech Award in Enterprise is a practical introduction to life and work as an entrepreneur, students will:

  • Develop an aptitude in planning and carrying out an enterprise activity
  • Develop the knowledge that underpins the effective use of skills that can affect the performance of an enterprise
  • Develop attitudes and ways of working that are important for enterprise

The course has two internally assessed components, and one that’s externally assessed:

Exploring Enterprises

Aim: Examine different enterprises to develop knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of enterprises and the skills needed by entrepreneur.

  • Examine the characteristics of enterprises
  • Explore how market research helps enterprises meet customer needs
  • Understand competitor behaviour
  • Investigate the factors that contribute to the success of an enterprise
  • Apply what they've learnt in undertaking research and make decisions about the success of SMES

Planning for and Pitching an Enterprise Activity

Aim: Select an enterprise idea to plan, pitch for and run

  • Explore ideas for a micro enterprise activity
  • Plan for a micro enterprise activity
  • Pitch for a micro enterprise activity
  • Operate a micro enterprise activity
  • Review the success of a micro enterprise activity

Promotion and finance for Enterprise (External Assessment)

Aim: Explore promotional methods, financial records, planning and forecasting

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of elements of promotion and financial records
  • Interpret and use promotional and financial information in relation to a given enterprise
  • Make connections between different factors influencing a given enterprise
  • Advise and provide recommendations to a given enterprise on ways to improve its performance