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Business Enterprise: Level 2 BTEC Technical Certificate

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Course information

Course Summary

The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Business Enterprise programme is the ideal starting point for students who wish to study business or finance sectors or higher education with a view of progressing onto higher level Business qualifications. The course covers a broad range of units in business, enterprise and finance. It is an ideal qualification for learners intending to progress directly to employment in a business, or to a Level 3 Technical qualification or an Apprenticeship.

Course Code:N3700
Study Type:Full Time
Academic Level:Level 2
Award:BTEC Level 2 Technical Certificate in Business Enterprise
Course Length

One year

Course Detail

All the content of the qualification is mandatory and relates directly to the skills, knowledge and behaviours expected by employers in this sector. The areas covered include:

  • Enterprise skills
  • Marketing
  • Business planning
  • Pitching an enterprise
  • Work experience

There are four mandatory units studied:

  • Unit 1 The Business Enterprise Environment - (Externally Assessed)
  • Unit 2 Researching a Concept for a New or Revised Product or Service (Internally Assessed)
  • Unit 3 Promoting and Financing an Enterprise Idea (Internally Assessed)
  • Unit 4 Planning and Pitching an Enterprise Idea (Internal Synoptic)


This qualification has 100% mandatory content and 25% external assessment. Assessment is mainly by coursework, which is marked by your lecturers.

Unit 1 The Business Enterprise Environment is an on-demand exam unit, and your teacher will set the date once you have completed the unit.

Work Experience is a part of this course, the hours and dates will be determined by the course tutor. Work experience can be up to a maximum of two weeks on an external placement, you are encouraged to source your own placement with support from the WEX Team and your course tutor. Where external placements are not possible you will be expected to take part in simulated work experience organised by the college.

Course Fees

Fees for 2022/23: £3,120

Please note:

  • Fees are for 2022/23 and relate to home and EU students
  • Students aged 16 to 18, or those aged 16 to 24 who have a valid EHCP, and are studying Further Education courses are not normally charged for course fees
  • For more information about financial support, please click here.

A range of compulsory and optional visits will be arranged which will enhance the learning on the course.

A course text book is available for the course which should be purchased from the college book shop in the first two weeks of term. This is approximately £25.00.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSE’s at grade 3 or above to include Maths and English. We also require a good reference from your school alongside your application.

Your Next Steps

Level 1 Diploma plus English and Maths. A satisfactory reference for attitude, behaviour, attendance and punctuality.

Career Progression

From this qualification you can progress on to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship or other Level 3 qualifications or enter employment as an office junior or administrative support worker. Employment opportunities in this area are varied and plentiful. However, the majority of students choose to gain further qualifications with us.

Potential career routes in the Business industry:

  • Accountancy
  • Administration
  • Banking
  • Communication
  • Company secretary
  • Customer service
  • E-commerce
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial project management
  • Human resources
  • Information technology
  • Law
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Consultancy
  • Pension and insurance administration
  • Product promotion
  • Retail
  • Sales executive
Other Information


This Nescot College website describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2022. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.

Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.

All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.

Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS.

Last updated - 02/11/2021