Subject VCERT Business and Enterprise Level 2
Members of staff Mrs Watson
Subject overview

This qualification is for students who want an introduction to business and enterprise. This vocational course has a hands-on element. The purpose is to enthuse and inspire students about a career in business and enterprise. The qualification will appeal to students who wish to either set up their own business, move into employment, or progress onto further study.

The course shows students:

·         The many different characteristics of businesses and entrepreneurs

·         The risks and rewards of business

·         Different aspects of marketing and methods of market research

·         Different sources of funding

·         How to produce a financial plan

·         How to develop a project plan

·         The practical and day to day elements of running your own business

Key Stage 4
Content Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Autumn term 1 Business Activity

Students learn about the role of business, entrepreneurship and business planning.

Marketing for Business and Enterprise

Students explore the different types of customers a business may have and the techniques they will use to persuade them to purchase a product/service.

Plan, Develop and Participant in a Business Enterprise Project

Students use the planning from their previous unit to run a business enterprise.

Autumn term 2 Business Activity

Students learn about the features of different types of business ownership.

Marketing for Business and Enterprise

Students explore the different types of customers a business may have and the techniques they will use to persuade them to purchase a product/service.

Plan, Develop and Participant in a Business Enterprise Project

Students use the planning from their previous unit to run a business enterprise.

Spring term 1 Business Activity

Students learn about the aims and objectives of different businesses and their different stakeholders.

Marketing for Business and Enterprise

Students explore the different types of customers a business may have and the techniques they will use to persuade them to purchase a product/service.

Plan, Develop and Participant in a Business Enterprise Project

Students use the planning from their previous unit to run a business enterprise.

Spring term 2 Marketing

Students learn about the role of marketing and the purpose and methods of market research.

Introduction to Business and Enterprise

Students learn about some of the risks and rewards of running your own business and about how to plan a business enterprise.

Finance for Business and Enterprise

Students learn about the different sources of finance you can use to set up and run a business.  They master the different financial records a business should keep.

Summer term 1 Marketing

Students learn about how businesses target customers.

Introduction to Business and Enterprise

Students learn about some of the risks and rewards of running your own business and about how to plan a business enterprise.

Finance for Business and Enterprise

Students learn about the different sources of finance you can use to set up and run a business.  They master the different financial records a business should keep.

Summer term 2 Marketing

Students learn about how businesses develop a marketing mix.

Introduction to Business and Enterprise

Students learn about some of the risks and rewards of running your own business and about how to plan a business enterprise.

Finance for Business and Enterprise

Students learn about the different sources of finance you can use to set up and run a business.  They master the different financial records a business should keep.

Revision links for VCERT Business and Enterprise course

https://www.bbc.com/education/subjects/zpsvr82

www.revisionworld.com

www.tutor2u.net

www.gcsepod.com

How can parents support their child’s progress in this subject?

There is one examination element of this course; Marketing for Business and Enterprise. Students will need somewhere productive to revise and may need guidance on time management for their independent revision. It would also be invaluable to test your child on the different topics. Students are all provided with a revision booklet, so, testing their knowledge from this could make a significant impact. The other units, are assessed by students completing a portfolio of work in class. If students were absent, encouraging your child to catch up on any missed work would be invaluable.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Opportunities to run your own mini business enterprise