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
What are exams like?
The Business Enterprise Environment – External Exam
Researching a Concept for a New/Revised Product/Service - Coursework
Promoting and Financing an Enterprise Idea - Coursework
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
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.