NCFE Business

Awarding Body


Course Level

NCFE Technical Award in Business and Enterprise Level 2 (or Level 1)

Qualifications worth

Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*
Equivalent to 1 GCSE grade 4-9 (or a Level 1 pass, equivalent to GCSE Grade 1-3)

*Subject to the Department of Education course updates.

What is the Course?

NCFE Technical Award in Enterprise

What will I learn?

You will gain knowledge and skills across the following 8 content areas:
1. Entrepreneurship, Business Organisation and Stakeholders
2. Market Research, Market Types, Orientation, Marketing Mix
3. Human Resources
4. Operations Management
5. Business Growth
6. Enterprise Funding and Business Finance
7. External Environment
8. Business & Enterprise Planning

How will I be assessed?

• Non–exam assessment 60% Synoptic Project (21 hours in school completion window). Internally marked and externally moderated.
• Examined assessment 40% written exam (1hour 30 minutes). Externally marked.

When will I be assessed?

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course. All formal assessment with take place in Year 11.

Additional Information

The NCFE qualification gives a balance between practical skill development with acquisition of some theoretical knowledge. The course is designed to allow students to apply their learning to everyday events. In particular, it is expected that students will gain some insights into the world of work using a variety of methods to do so.
Students do not need any previous experience in this subject to opt for it.

What will this qualification allow me to do?

Provides a good foundation for learners in Post 16 education or entry into job roles within business. Progression is available to other vocational qualifications at Level 3 (eg. National Extended Certificate in Business) or competency based courses (NVQ) or their corresponding apprenticeships.

Useful links & Publications

NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Award in Business and Enterprise (