Unit 2 BTEC Nationals Business and Enterprise

6 December 2021

From January 2022, the assessment format of Unit 2 (Developing a Marketing Campaign) will be changing.

This unit (31489H) forms part of the external assessment on the

  • Level 3 BTEC Nationals in Business
  • Level 3 BTEC Nationals in Enterprise & Entrepreneurship

This update summarises the key changes.

The Admin Support Guide sets out how to run the Unit 2 external assessment.

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The timetable

  January 2022 May 2022
Part A 12 January 2022 pm 9 May 2022 pm
Part B 13 January 2022 am 10 May 2022 am

Part A

Supervision
Low control
Internet access Yes
Teacher No input
Learner Prepare for Part B independently

Learners must work independently and must not share their work with other learners.

Learners should use the allocated two hours for Part A to annotate and prepare notes for Part B.

Learners are expected to spend two hours on Part A.

Learners may prepare summary notes from their Part A review of provided research.

Learners may take up to two sides of A4 notes and an annotated copy of the Part A research pack into the supervised assessment (Part B).

Learner notes and annotations should include facts and figures. 

Learners’ notes must not include any attempt to pre-prepare marketing plans, budgets or timelines.

Learner notes can be either handwritten or word processed on a computer. If word processed, the font size must be 10 points minimum. If handwritten, the words must be readable by the naked eye.

(Source: Admin Support Guide, pages 4-5)

No.

Teachers/tutors must not give any support or additional resources to learners during Part A or prior to Part B. The work must be completed independently by the learner.

Learner notes can be either handwritten or word processed on a computer. If word processed, the font size must be 10 points minimum. If handwritten, the words must be readable by the naked eye.

Yes.

Centres are allowed to print off copies of the Part A booklet for learners to use. Learners are allowed to take Part A booklets away from the centre to use as part of their preparation.

(Source: Page 4, Admin Support Guide)

Yes.

Centres must make arrangements to:

  • Inform learners directly of the allowable content of all Part A which should not include any pre-prepared marketing plans, budgets or timelines
  • Check that the notes do not include any pre-prepared marketing plans, budgets or timelines

 

Part B

Supervision
Medium control
Internet access No
Teacher No input
Learner Work on Part B independently

The Part B task booklet must only be made available to learners at the beginning of the supervised assessment period.

Centres are allowed to print off copies of the Part B booklet for learners to use within each session. These must only be issued to learners at the start of the three-hour supervised session. At the end of the supervised session the Part B booklet must be collected back in and stored securely. Nb: these booklets will need to be scanned and uploaded to the OneDrive for digital submission.

The controlled conditions for this unit allow learners to:
• Have access to the Part A and two pages of notes to allow them to complete the task
• Have access to permitted software or applications as stated below
• Learners must not have access to the Internet, email, or any other resources aside from their permitted notes, unless stated as permitted below.

 

Learners are permitted access to any relevant software to enable them to complete the Part B task. This includes, but is not limited to offline versions of:
• Offline Office applications, such as Microsoft Office, Open Office, etc
• Any other offline applications, such as project planning software, calculators, spell- checkers, etc

Learners may have access to blank paper and pens to jot down ideas or sketch out plans. These plans must not be submitted as part of the learners’ work and will not be marked by examiners.

No.

Teachers/tutors must not discuss the details of the task contents with learners directly.

During the three-hour period, centres may schedule supervised rest breaks. This time is in addition to the three hours for the task. For example, if a centre starts an assessment at 9am and has a 15minute supervised break, the session would be scheduled to end at 12.15pm. Task booklets and learners’ notes must be collected prior to any break, stored under secure conditions and re-issued when the session resumes.

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