BTEC Tech Award in Business Studies
This qualification is a Technical Award equivalent in size to one GCSE. It is designed for pre-16 students working at level 2 who want to engage in a practical study of how real world businesses work, develop and make a profit, while developing some technical business and employability skills within their Key Stage 4 curriculum.
What will students study as part of this qualification?
During Component 1, students will:
- examine the characteristics of enterprises
- explore how market research helps enterprises meet customer needs and understand competitor behaviour
- investigate the factors that contribute to the success of an enterprise
- develop transferable skills, such as research and data analysis in order to interpret their findings
During Component 2, students will:
- explore ideas and plan for a micro–enterprise activity
- pitch a micro–enterprise activity in a dragons den style
- review their own pitch for a micro–enterprise activity
- develop their planning and research, presentation, communication and self–reflection skills
During Component 3, students will:
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of elements of promotion and financial
- interpret and use promotional and financial information in relation to a given enterprise
- make connections between different factors influencing a given enterprise
- advise and provide recommendations to a given enterprise on ways to improve its performance.
Some of the career opportunities from studying Business Enterprise would be General Management, Product Management, Self-employed, Marketing Business Advisor or into University.