Key Stage



BTEC Tech Award




Valid for

2018 - 2019






Business & ICT

Course Content & Assessment

We work closely with our Enterprise provider, Enterprise and Skills who are an award winning company in their field and bring a realism to the theory, with positive links with many local and national businesses.

The Faculty is very proud of its inclusive curriculum and we continue to achieve good or outstanding results. We are also particularly pleased to offer the following:
• Out of classroom learning including numerous visits to, and from, local employers and businesses.
• Promotion of Enterprise and innovation through the curriculum;
• Promoting the use of ICT across the curriculum
Support for the students via after school clubs;
• Individualised learning and assessment for learning;
• On-going improvements to Teaching & Learning and sharing of good practice, ideas and resources through regular department meetings

Subject Information
Are you interested in Business? Do you feel you are a budding business person or entrepreneur? Then this is the course for you!
The New BTEC Tech award is made up of three components that follow on from each other. Throughout the course students will be assessed and monitored on key business and enterprising aspects. Students will need to demonstrate a range of skills in; Enterprise, Finance, Marketing and actually running a small enterprise.
The BTEC Tech Award is all about vocational learning and has been built in such a way that it allows students the opportunity to build skills that show aptitude for further learning and explore the subject outside of the classroom environment.

The assessment is made up of 3 components. The components are interrelated.
Component 1: Exploring Enterprises: exploring different enterprises and how they become successful and what influences them. Assessed via presentations and reports.
Component 2: Planning for and Running an Enterprise: Creating a business idea and gaining the finance for it, before running a live business for a minimum of 8 weeks.
Component 3: Promotion and Finance for Enterprise: is a synoptic component which is externally assessed as the final aspect. Exploring different promotional methods and different financial documents that will be used to monitor and improve a business.

I chose BTEC Business Studies for one of my options because it would look great on my CV. The amount of opportunities you get when you take business is incredible, whether it’s The Student Investor competition or Peter Jones’ Academy Tycoons in School. Plenty of other students have set up ‘Enterprises’ whilst taking Business and that is down to the support of the business teachers and the opportunities you receive. BTEC Business really does give you a wide and broad skill set which can really help you if you in the future. It’s a brilliant subject! Adam West - York House

Entry Criteria & Progression

BTEC National Extended Certificate Business, and BTEC National Diploma in Business, and BTEC National Extended Certificate in Enterprise
Route A: BTEC Grade Pass in Business
Route B: GCSE Grade 5 in English Language and Maths

A-Level Business
Route A: GCSE Grade 6 in Business
Route B: GCSE Grade 5 in English Language and Maths A-Level Economics
Route A: GCSE Grade 6 Mathematics.
This qualification will equip you equally for the world of work or to move on to further education. Careers in engineering or accounting; education opportunities at a range of universities to study Business, Economics, Accounting or Management.