BTEC Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Department: Business 

Type of Qualification: BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate 

Exam Board: Pearson 

Additional Entry Requirements: 2 GCSEs at Grade 6 and 3 GCSEs at Grade 5, including Grade 4 in English Language 

Why study Enterprise? 

Enterprise & Entrepreneurship will suit you if you are interested in: 

  • Developing your understanding of how businesses start and develop 
  • Applying theory to real life business examples 
  • Understanding and applying business and personal finance 


Course Content 

Year 1 Units  

  • Unit 1: Enterprise and Entrepreneurs- 90 GLH 
  • Unit 2:  Developing a Marketing Campaign- 90 GLH 


Year 2 Units  

  • Unit 3: Personal & Business Finance- 120 GLH 
  • Unit 7: Social Enteprises- 60 GLH 



External assessment  

  • Unit 2- Developing a Marketing Campaign: Written task- set and marked by Pearson (3 hours- worth 25% of the qualification). 
  • Unit 3- Personal & Business Finance: Written exam written and marked by Pearson (2 hours- worth 33% of the qualification). 

Internal assessment 

  • Assignment 1- Enterprise & Entrepreneurs:  assignments set and verified by teachers (90 GLH- worth 25% of qualification). 
  • Assignment 2- Social Enterprises: assignments set and verified by teachers (60 GLH- worth 17% of qualification). 


Careers in Enterprise 

This specification is suitable for those considering a range of careers.  62% of large companies have recruited employees with a BTEC qualification. 4 out of 5 BTEC students now in employment consider their BTEC as an important step towards their desired job.  

The following jobs are most popular:  Business administration, marketing, accounts clerk. Students gain skills which will benefit the self- employed.