BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Enterprise


Exam Board: Pearson, Edexcel

Length of Course: 2 Years


About the Enterprise sector

All businesses need enterprising employees to drive their organisations forward, to have ideas and initiatives to instigate growth, and to ensure that businesses survive in this fast-changing world. Enterprise is a key government focus, and is set to form an important part of the UK’s global economic status, both now and in the future.


Who is the qualification for?

The Pearson BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Enterprise, is for learners who wish to acquire skills through vocational contexts by studying the knowledge, behaviours and skills related to researching, setting up, running and reviewing an enterprise. The qualification enables learners to develop their technical skills such as market research skills, planning, promotional and financial skills using realistic work scenarios, and personal skills, (such as monitoring own performance, time management and problem solving) through a practical and skills based approach to learning and assessment.


What does the qualification cover?

The Award gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment. The main focus is on the knowledge, understanding and skills required to research, setup, run, review and monitor an enterprise which includes:


  • development of key skills that prove learners’ aptitude in planning and carrying out an enterprise activity including market research, planning, carrying out financial transactions, communication and problem solving
  • knowledge that underpins effective use of skills, such as the features and characteristics of enterprises and entrepreneurs and the internal and external factors that can affect the performance of an enterprise
  • attitudes and ways of working that are considered most important for enterprise, including communicating and interacting with customers, monitoring and reflecting on performance of enterprise and own use of skills



Learners are required to complete and achieve all the components included in the qualification.

Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Enterprise

Component number Component title GLH Level How


1 Exploring Enterprises 36 2 Internal
2 Planning for and

Running an


36 2 Internal
3 Promotion and

Finance for


48 2 External and Synoptic


This LEVEL 2 qualification is the equivalent to 1 GCSE.

Internal assessment

Components 1 and 2 are assessed through internal assessment. Internal assessment for these components has been designed to relate to achievement of application of the conceptual underpinning for the sector through realistic tasks and activities. This style of assessment promotes deep learning through ensuring the connection between knowledge and practice. Internal assessment is through assignments that are subject to external standards verification.


External assessment

There is one external assessment, Component 3 that provides the main synoptic assessment for the qualification. Component 3 builds directly on Components 1 and 2 and enables learning to be brought together and applied to realistic contexts. The external assessment will require learners to demonstrate that they can identify and use effectively an appropriate selection of skills, techniques, concepts, theories and knowledge from across the whole qualification in an integrated way.


Component 3: Promotion and Finance for Enterprise

The design of this external assessment ensures that there is sufficient stretch and challenge, enabling the assessment of knowledge and understanding at the end of the learning period. The external assessment is taken under supervised conditions that is then marked and a grade awarded by Pearson. The externally assessed task contributes 40% of the total assessment of the qualification and is weighted accordingly in the calculation of the overall grade.


Component Description of task
Component 3: External assessment set and marked by Pearson, completed under supervised conditions. • The assessment must be completed in 2 hours

• 60 marks



Opportunities for Progression

This qualification enables hands on work-related learning and experience. It is an excellent grounding and gateway to higher level Business courses such as our Level 3 Business Course at Post 16.

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