BTEC Business and Enterprise at Level 2

Wed Oct 26 09:30:00 UTC 2022

This page covers our BTEC Level 1/2 and Level 2 qualifications in Business and Enterprise:

  • the BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Enterprise from 2022
  • the BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Enterprise from 2017 (current specification)
  • the BTEC Level 1/2 Firsts in Business
  • the BTEC Level 2 Technicals in Business Enterprise, in Business Administration and in Marketing
In addition there are two sections to support the delivery and assessment of these qualifications.
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Our qualifications

2022 Enterprise spec

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BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Enterprise (14-16) from September 2022

Qualification number: 603/7063/4

Included in DfE performance tables for 2024.  

The specification and sample assessment materials can be found below:

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On this page you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the BTEC Tech Awards for 2022.

Go to the FAQs.

We've retained many key features of our current BTEC Tech Awards:

  • Simple 3 component structure in most sectors
  • Much of the teaching and learning content has been retained with some changes made to enhance clarity.
  • Current Tech Awards have 40% external assessment, so no change was needed to meet new requirements.

New additions to meet KS4 performance measure requirements will include:

  • Pearson Set Assignments for internal components, released with plenty of time for preparation and assessment to suit your programme timetable
  • Mark-based and moderated assessments that are compensatory within each component and across the qualification giving learners more opportunities to achieve.
Timeline
Timeline

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Videos

This session is aimed at UK based teachers, lecturers or trainers preparing to deliver the revised BTEC Tech Awards in Enterprise from 2022. This live session will provide you with an opportunity to interact with the presenter who will take you through:

- Course at a glance – an overview of the qualification structure

- Assessment – the types and requirements along with tips for approaching these

- Grading at component and qualification levels

- Planning your programme - the ongoing support and resources available to you

These events, and the qualifications covered, are suitable for UK Centres ONLY. Pearson has reviewed the format and content of all its training events to ensure the security of its examinations.

Videos

If you started delivering the Tech Award in September 2021 your learners will be claiming certification in 2024.  This means that they will be studying for the new (2022) Tech Award qualification.

The new qualification requires you to use Pearson Set Assignments (PSAs) for Components 1 and 2 and these PSAs will not be available in the 2021-2022 school year. The new qualification also requires Component 3 to be assessed in the year that learners claim certification.

This means that no assessment for the new qualification can take place in the 2021-2022 school year.  In terms of content there is very little change so you can still deliver this.  You may also be interested in developing enterprise skills in your learners via the tycoon competition run by the Peter Jones Foundation which is an ideal way to develop enterprise skills and which provides teaching resources to help you.

Go to the Tycoon competition page.

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BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Enterprise

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BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Enterprise (14-16)

Included in the DfE Key stage 4 performance tables for 2022 and 2023.

 

 

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BTEC Level 1/2 Firsts in Business

Last registration: 31 December 2024
Final certification: 31 December 2026

The BTEC Firsts are not included in DfE performance measures.

 

 

BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Enterprise

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BTEC Level 2 Technicals (16+)

  • Business Enterprise
  • Business Administration
  • Marketing
These qualifications are included in the DfE 16-19 performance tables.

The Level 2 BTEC Technical Certificate in Business Enterprise (240 glh) is for post 16 learners intending to progress directly to employment in a business, or to a Level 3 Technical qualification or an Apprenticeship.

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The Level 2 BTEC Technical Certificate in Marketing (240 glh) is for post 16 learners and can be taken as part of a wider study programme. It's an ideal qualification for learners who are intending to progress directly to employment in an administrative role, or to a business administration apprenticeship.

Go to the qualification page

The Level 2 BTEC Technical Certificate in Marketing (240 glh) is for post 16 learners who are interested in a career in marketing. The qualification is included in performance tables.

 

 

Support for BTEC qualifications

The new BTEC options tool has been designed to help you talk to learners about their next steps.  The website civers employability skills and post-BTEC career options.

We have also provided a poster and an editable teacher handout.

Our VQ Bulletin is a consolidated briefing from Pearson, which contains all the key updates you need about our vocational qualifications.

To view all past issues, please see our VQ Bulletin Blog, and if you would like to sign up please visit the sign up link.

Professional Development Academy

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The Professional Development Academy is a one-stop shop that provides access to a wide range of flexible, high-quality online courses for teachers.

You will find a range of on-demand, live and self-guided training courses creating flexible options for learning at a time that suits individual needs.

Support for assessment

All BTEC external assessments in 2022 are expected to go ahead.

We have created this infographic to guide you in managing absences, in relation to learners taking external assessments.

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We will keep you updated with any decisions relating to this, and any additional guidance that is released to support centres, should a policy change occur.

Contingencies in the event that examinations are cancelled or there is widespread disruption: DfE issued contingency guidance in Autumn 2021 following the above consultation outcome.

Read the guidance

This document outlines the arrangements that could be put in place if examinations and other assessments are no longer viable:

  • TAGs being reintroduced for qualifications most similar to GQs
  • Delayed assessment for competence-based qualifications
  • Continued assessment with adaptations such as remote assessment for qualifications with mixed purpose (i.e. for FSQs)
The use of Teacher Assessed Grades: As you will be aware, although Teacher Assessed Grades are not currently permitted, and all teaching learning and assessment planned for 2021/22 should be taking place, Ofqual’s Vocational Contingency Regulatory Framework (VCRF) would be used to switch to Teacher Assessed Grades should these be required, i.e. in the event of widescale disruption or examination cancellation.
 
We will of course keep you updated with any decisions relating to this, and any additional guidance that is released to support centres should it be deemed necessary to return to Teacher Assessed Grades.

In order to access the ACS, you will need to complete the form using the following options:

 

Option Please select
Customer options Teacher & Department Heads
Issue type Systems, Tools & Services
Category type BTEC Assignment Checking Service

You can then complete the rest of the online form providing all the information relevant to your case, attach the assignment brief once you have submitted the case.

Please ensure that you have also read the ACS terms & conditions.

Find out more about the Assignment Checking Service

Updated every year the BTEC Centre Guides provide details of the procedures you need to follow with regards to assessment and internal verification.

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The Pearson Quality Advisor Team offer a range of free online events to support all aspects of Quality Assurance in relation to your BTEC programmes. Whatever your role, please take a look at our list of events on offer on our Quality Support Hub Events page. These events are offered on different days and at different times so we are sure you will find a slot to suit you and your teams.

Go to the Quality Support Hub Events page

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