BTEC Business

Course Description


This qualification is suitable for learners aged pre-16 and above. 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 onto further study.


What will the learner study as part of this qualification?


This qualification shows learners:


  • The many different characteristics of businesses and entrepreneurs
  • The risks and rewards of business
  • Different aspects of marketing and methods of market research
  • Different sources of funding
  • How to produce a financial plan
  • How to develop a project plan.


What knowledge and skills will the student develop as part of this qualification and how might these be of use and value in further studies?


Learners will know about:


Different business ideas and how to put together the components of a business plan, including marketing and finance.


  • They will develop skills:
  • In marketing techniques
  • In funding and finance
  • In evaluating their own work
  • In literacy, numeracy and ICT


That are essential for the modern workplace, such as team working; presentation skills; independent working; working to deadlines; efficient use of resources.



Course Content


Unit 1 – Introduction to Business and Enterprise

Unit 2 – Marketing for Business and Enterprise

Unit 3 – Finance for business and enterprise

Unit 4 – Plan, develop and participate in a business or Enterprise project




Unit 1 – Internally assessed Assignment

Unit 2 – Externally assessed exam

Unit 3 – Internally assessed Assignment

Unit 4 – Internally assessed assignment


Future Opportunities


Successful completion of this qualification will fulfil the entry requirements for relevant academic and vocational study post-16.

This qualification has been mapped to the National Occupational Standards for business and enterprise. Students may, therefore, use evidence from this course towards the knowledge requirements of a relevant competence-based qualification.

The knowledge and skills gained will provide a secure foundation for careers in the business industry.