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BTEC TECH AWARD - Enterprise

Course contact: Mr Weaver - weaverd@harpergreen.net

Specification: BTEC Tech Award

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Course Outline

In Enterprise (BTEC Tech Award), students will learn about how businesses are set up, the features of different types of business and how enterprises target different markets to make the most profit. 

The course will develop your knowledge of break-even charts and how companies use these and will teach you to look at other factors that must be considered when a new business starts up. It will also develop your understanding of the different roles/tasks within a business and look at attracting and retaining customers in the industry.

A typical lesson might involve...

Individual, paired and group work

The use of workbooks, learning mats and interactivities

The use of computers to research tasks and improve your knowledge

Practical lessons to develop creative skills

Homework and independent home learning

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through three units:

• Component 1: 30% - Exploring Enterprises - A piece of coursework 

   assessed internally, where learners will examine different local 

   enterprises to develop their knowledge and understanding of the    

   characteristics of enterprises and the skills needed by entrepreneurs.

• Component 2: 30% - Planning and Pitching an Enterprise Activity - 

   Learners will individually select an idea for a micro-enterprise activity 

   to plan and pitch. They will individually pitch their idea to an audience 

   and then use the feedback to review their plan and pitch.

• Component 3: 40% - Promotioon and Finance for Enterprise - An 

   external assessment, Component 3 builds directly onto Components 

   1 and 2 and enables learning to be brought together and applied 

   to realistic contents. Learners are required to analyse and interpret 

   information in relation to an enterprise and make recommendations 

   on strategies to use to improve the performance of the enterprise.

You should choose Enterprise if...

You are interested in how businesses work and run

You can think mathematically and logically

You are focused, resilient, hard-working and able to solve problems

What qualifications will I achieve and what could I do afterwards?

You will achieve a BTEC Tech Award in Enterprise.

The course is an appropriate foundation for further study of the subject at A-level, BTEC Nationals, Apprenticeships and then onto University.

Job opportunities could include:

Setting up your own business, Human Resources, Business Consultant, Accountant, Teacher, Forensic Accountant, Business Manager, Banking, Project Manager.

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Enterprise Information Presentation

Enterprise Taster Session

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