NCFE Certificate Business and Enterprise (Level 2)
- Examination Board: NCFE
- Specification Code: 601/0048/5
- Value: Pass, Merit, Distinction
- Assessment: 75% portfolio, 25% assessment
- Revision Guide: NA
- Available Places: The course will be limited to 25 students
What will you learn and how will you use it?
The qualification will allow you to develop a broad and comprehensive understanding of business and enterprise. This will be based around a core knowledge of the sector and applied through the development of a business enterprise venture. You will learn about the different types of business and what an entrepreneur is, the basics of project management, how a company markets itself and the importance of understanding the marketing mix. You will also learn about business finance and funding, how to calculate different costs, prepare cash-flow forecasts, budgets, break-even points and a profit and loss account and the impact of taxation. Your qualification will conclude with you working as part of a team to set up your own working business, working at every level from the idea and concept, through the planning and delivery phase and the eventual winding up of the business.
Who should consider the Business and Enterprise Certificate?
If you enjoy hard work, working with others to be successful, are committed to achieving the very best you can and have an interest in the world of business this course could be for you. You will be expected to work hard, generating an appropriate portfolio of evidence will require commitment and dedication. You will develop communication skills, re-search skills and you must have an enquiring mind, this will not be an easy option but it will be rewarding and inter-esting. You should be aware that a pass (grade C) is the lowest grade you can be awarded, if you do not achieve this then you are ungraded, therefore you must commit to achieving at least a pass standard.
What further study can you go on to after completing the course?
On completion of the Certificate in Business and Enterprise course, you could progress to further education. Courses at Level 3 include: BTEC Nationals in Business and retail and GCE A Level courses in Business.
What are the employment opportunities from following this course?
If you choose to look for a job, you will have a portfolio of work that will evidence your ability to pursue opportunities to work, for example, in retail, administration, accountancy or banking.