BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Certificate in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship is intended to be an Applied General qualification for post¬ 16 students wanting to continue their education through applied learning, and who aim to progress to higher education, and ultimately to employment, possibly in the enterprise sector. Studying enterprise and entrepreneurship will support students to be confident in starting a business, or in working innovatively in an organisation to support growth within it.
The Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate in Business is a 360 guidedlearning- hour (GLH) qualification Equivalent in size to one A Level. It consists of 4 units of which, 3 are mandatory and 2 are external. Mandatory content (83%). External assessment (58%).
Year 1 Units
Unit 1 Enterprise and Entrepreneurs
Unit 2 Developing a Marketing Campaign
(Unit 2 is externally assessed)
Year 2 Units
Unit 3 Personal and Business Finance
Unit 7 Social Enterprise
(Unit 3 is externally assessed)
There are three main forms of assessment that you need to be aware of: external, internal and synoptic. Having provided evidence in these ways to show that you are competent in each unit you gain a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction * grade.
Students who have completed this qualification in a year may progress to further learning at level 3; for example, a larger size BTEC National in the enterprise and entrepreneurship sector. In addition to the enterprise and entrepreneurship sector-specific content, the requirements of the qualification will mean students gain some experience of the transferable and higher-order skills that are highly regarded by both HE and employers.
The qualification is intended to carry UCAS points and is recognised by Higher Education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses, if taken alongside other level 3 qualifications as part of a programme of learning. Students will be able to choose a wide range of degree programmes to progress to, depending on the other qualifications they have taken. Progression can be direct to an honours degree or to a Higher National, Foundation Degree, or onto a Higher Apprenticeship.