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Course leader: Mrs MacKinnon

Aims of the course:

  • This qualification is for learners who want to start a career in business. It is designed for post-16 learners and can be taken with other Level 2 courses or resit GCSE’s. 
  • This qualification has been developed in consultation with employers in the business enterprise sector to ensure it enables learners to develop the skills and behaviours that will give them the best opportunity to be successful when applying for work. 

What are lessons like?

  • Lessons will be a mixture of practical work to research and write up coursework as well as teacher led activities and tasks so that you can successful complete the external examination. 

What are exams like?

  1. The Business Enterprise Environment – External Exam
  2. Researching a Concept for a New/Revised Product/Service - Coursework
  3. Promoting and Financing an Enterprise Idea - Coursework
  4. Planning and Pitching an Enterprise Idea - Coursework 

Recommended prior learning /entry requirements:

  • No entry requirements 

Recommended additional reading:

  • Business news articles 

Where can this course lead to?

  • Level 3 Courses or Level 3 Apprenticeships

Why study Level 2 Technical Certificate in Business & Enterprise at St Mary’s College Sixth Form?

  • All the content of the qualification relates directly to the skills, knowledge and behaviours expected by employers in the Business sector. 
  • Learners will also enhance their broader skills in literacy and numeracy, which will be invaluable in supporting progression in other areas. In addition, they will develop transferable technical and practical skills in communication (working with colleagues, employers and clients), and research and project work (providing learners with an opportunity to demonstrate their reflective practice by suggesting alternative approaches to a problem). 
  • 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. 
  • People with enterprising skills can be a real asset to an organisation and these skills provide the basis for developing the entrepreneurial skills needed to run an enterprise. 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. Enterprise skills provide a fantastic progression pathway into a number of roles in an organisation, and are transferable into all businesses.