Business + Enterprise

Welcome to Business and Enterprise.


The NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Award in Business and Enterprise complements GCSE qualifications. It is aimed at 14–16 year olds studying Key Stage 4 curriculum who are interested in the business and enterprise industry sector.

This qualification is designed to match the rigour and challenge of GCSE study. The qualification is graded at Level 1 Pass/Merit/Distinction/Distinction* and Level 2 Pass/Merit/Distinction/Distinction* (equivalent to GCSE grades 8.5–1).

This Level 1/2 qualification is appropriate for students who are looking to develop a significant core of knowledge and understanding in business and enterprise and how to apply their learning. This qualification has been designed to sit alongside the requirements of core GCSE subjects and is appropriate for students who are motivated and challenged by learning through hands-on experiences and through content which is concrete and directly related to those experiences. It is distinct from GCSE Business Studies, as it encourages the learner to use knowledge and practical enterprise tools to prepare them for business. They will develop significant personal and vocational business skills that can be transferred to further study or employment.

The study of business and enterprise involves understanding key business and enterprise areas such as, legal structures, marketing, market research, operations management, resource planning, human resources, funding, finance and business and enterprise planning.

The qualification focuses on an applied study of the business and enterprise sector and students will gain a broad understanding and knowledge of working in the sector.

What will students study as part of this qualification? This qualification shows students how to:

  • understand entrepreneurial characteristics and business aims and objectives
  • legal structures, organisational structures and stakeholder engagement
  • understand the marketing mix, market research, market types and orientation types
  • understand operations management
  • understand internal and external influences on business
  • understand research, resource planning and growth for business
  • understand human resource requirements for a business start-up
  • understand sources of enterprise funding and business finance
  • understand business and enterprise planning.

Qualification structure and assessment

Guided Learning Hours (GLH)

120, plus 1 hour 30 minutes’ external assessment

Unit 01

40% Weighting

Externally assessed: written examination (externally marked)

Unit 02

60% Weighting

Internally assessed: synoptic project* (externally quality assured)



Overall qualification grades: NYA, L1P, L1M, L1D, L1D*, L2P, L2M, L2D, L2D*


Staff List

Subject Leader of Computing / Co-ordinator of Business + Enterprise / Assistant Headteacher - Mrs L Fletcher - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Teacher of Computing / Teacher of Business + Enterprise - Mrs K Colton - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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