BTEC Enterprise

BTEC Enterprise Staff

Mr T Capewell – Head of Department

Learning Journey

Curriculum Journey

  • Component One- Exploring Enterprises:
    • Controlled assessment- This is an independent investigation where learners build a detailed knowledge of the aims, purposes, and entrepreneurs behind two local and contrasting and successful enterprises. This will allow students to not only develop a core understanding of enterprise topics such as target markets, the basics of finance, market research and factors that determine success or failure of an enterprise, but also the opportunity to hone their research and report writing skills.
  • Component Two- Planning for a pitching an enterprise activity
    • Controlled Assessment- Imagine Dragons Den at The Boulevard Academy! In this unit your task will be to research the steps that you would have to take to set up your own enterprise. Everything including initial product research, finance, staff training and recruitment and even the marketing will be up to you. This will be your business and it’s up to you if it succeeds. Some students in the past have set their business up in the real world and made some money (although this is not required) Your teachers will be available to support and guide you through this project, but it is your own creativity, problem solving skills and dedication that will be most important. Once you have developed your idea, you will be asked to pitch it to a professional audience who will give you real world feedback.
  • Component Three- Promotion and Finance for Enterprise
    • Exam- 60 Marks: Topics within the exam unit include:
      • Calculating profit and loss
      • Calculating Tax
      • Financial forecasting / Calculating break even points
      • Creating a budget
      • How to best market a business
      • Professional use of social media

Where can this course take me?

There are level 3 business and enterprise courses available at all local colleges and education providers. These range from the technical A-Level in economics at Wyke to the vocational level 3 qualifications available at Hull College and East Riding College (in Beverley).

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