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Business & Professional Studies

Business & Professional Studies

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This qualification is designed for learners who want an introduction to business and enterprise that includes a vocational and hands-on element. It has been developed to enthuse and inspire learners about a career in business and enterprise. The qualification will appeal to learners who wish to either set up their own business, move into employment or progress to further study.

The study of business and enterprise involves understanding the functions of business and data analysis, the importance of other influences in the external environment and the characteristics of being an entrepreneur and gives a real insight in to running your own business.

It is distinct from business studies as it encourages the learner to use the concepts and theories to further their enterprise skills and complete a business plan for an original idea.

Throughout the delivery of this qualification, the following core areas and transferable skills should be evident:

  • team working — the qualification gives learners the opportunity to work with others either on small tasks or during the final project task
  • communication skills
  • presentation skills — learners will learn to present their work to those around them in a suitable way and will also learn the most appropriate way of communicating as an entrepreneur or business person
  • use of initiative — learners will learn what initiative is and why it is important for an entrepreneur or business person
  • independent working — learners will understand how to work independently on specific tasks
Course details

Achieving this qualification
This qualification consists of:

Unit No Unit title GLH Mandatory/optional Assessment method
Unit 01 Starting a business or enterprise 15 Mandatory Internally and externally assessed
Unit 02 Market research and analysis 25 Mandatory Internally and externally assessed
Unit 03 People, operations and recruitment 25 Mandatory Internally and externally assessed
Unit 04 Finance for business and enterprise 25 Mandatory Internally and externally assessed
Unit 05 Produce a business plan for a business or enterprise 25 Mandatory Internally assessed
Unit 06 Evaluate a business plan 5 Mandatory Internally assessed

To be awarded the NCFE Level 1 Technical Award in Business and Enterprise, learners are required to successfully complete 6 mandatory units. Learners must also achieve a minimum of a Pass in the external assessment.

Entry guidelines

Relevant Entry Level qualification or 3 GCSEs at Grade 2/E or above.

Satisfactory interview, assessment, school, report and/or satisfactory reference.

Assessment Method

Varied assessment methods with 1 externally assessed task.

Where can I progress to?

Progression opportunities

  • Learners who achieve this qualification could progress onto other Level 2 qualifications, such as:
  • other Level 2 qualifications in business-related subjects
  • Business Studies
  • Level 2 Technical Certificates.

It may also be useful to those studying qualifications in the following sectors:

  • Travel and Tourism
  • Creative Studies
  • Marketing
  • Business Administration.

When does this course run?

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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