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BTEC Business & Enterprise

Course contact: Mr D Petrie - dpetrie@rbhs.co.uk

Specification: BTEC

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Course Outline

This course provides students who are interested in Business Studies to encourage personal development of knowledge and skills relevant to the business world through practical participation in a range of vocational business activities. The course enables students to develop their people, communication, planning and team-working skills.

Students will have the opportunity to complete a range of diverse activities, including assignment and project work, case studies, workplace assessment, role-play and presentations.

What will I study?

Learners will have the opportunity to develop key enterprise and financial skills and understand how a business makes and manages its money and plans for the future.

How will I be assessed?

  • Unit 1: Exploring Enterprises – Learners will examine different local enterprises to develop their knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of enterprises and the skills needed by entrepreneurs.
  • Unit 2: Planning for and pitching an Enterprise Activity - Learners will individually select an idea for a micro-enterprise activity to plan and pitch. They will individually pitch their business plan for their idea to an audience.
  • Unit 3: Promotion and Finance for Business – Learners will explore the different promotional methods used by enterprises and also explore financial documents and how to use them to monitor and improve the performance of an enterprise to make decisions

What could I do afterwards?

BTEC Business studies provides an excellent foundation to continue the subject further into A-level or Level 3 BTEC as well as a number of university courses. Business Studies relates to what happens when you finish school and combines well with any other subject you learn.

Once you complete your education, you could work either for a business or yourself. The theory and practical skills you learn in this course will give you that understanding of what it will take when you enter the world of work.

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