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NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Award in Business and Enterprise

Ref:
603/2955/5
Sector:
Business, Administration and Law
Features:
Learning Resources Available, Performance Points, V Cert

Level
Level 1/2
Minimum entry age
Pre-16
GLH
120
TQT
157
This qualification is now approved in the 2020, 2021 & 2022 Key Stage 4 Performance Tables and is now available for registrations.

We have redeveloped the level 1 and 2 qualifications in this subject area into this combined Level 1/2 qualification for the 2020 performance tables to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of our centres as well as meeting the new DfE guidance. This new qualification has been renamed NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Award in Business and Enterprise and is now available for first teaching in September 2018.

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 14 and above.

It is designed for learners who want an introduction to business and enterprise that includes a vocational and project-based element. The qualification will appeal to learners who wish to pursue a career in the business and enterprise sector or progress onto further study.

For information on the Regulations for Conduct of Synoptic Project please click Regulations for the Conduct of the Synoptic Brief

The internal controlled assessment - Synoptic Project for 2019/2020 will be available from 16th December until midnight on 22nd May 2020. To access this please follow the instructions and guidance for booking a controlled assessment on the portal to obtain the password that is required.


Qualification Specification

This document contains everything you need to know about this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

Purpose Statement

This document outlines the content of this qualification, who it’s designed for, and the opportunities it could lead to.

Steps to Booking Controlled Assessments - Guidance for Centres

This document outlines the steps centres need to take to book learners onto their controlled assessments.

Qualification mapping

This document will help Tutors and learners map content between this qualification and the previous version of this qualification.

NE6 Letter of Endorsement

This document contains details of stakeholders who have supported this qualification.

NIC Letter of Endorsement

This document contains details of stakeholders who have supported this qualification.

Factsheet

This document provides an overview of the qualification.

DfE Performance Tables Quick Guide

Shaping future qualifications

V Certs Models explained

V Cert Centre Support Guide

V Certs Labour Market Intelligence Report

Tips for Teachers careers guidance

Fully Funded Courses List

Blended Learning Resources

External Assessment Windows

This document provides a breakdown of the assessment dates/windows for this qualification as well as information about the assessments dates.

Career Card Business

Technical Award External Assessment Results - Spring 2019

Spring 2019 - External Assessment Achievement Data

NEEA - Letter of Endorsement

This document contains details of stakeholders who have supported this qualification.

Customer Support Guide

Department for Education Performance Tables - Quick Guide

Synoptic Project 19/20

This is the internal controlled assessment for 2019/2020. To access this you need to obtain the password from booking your learners on the portal following the ‘Steps to booking controlled assessment guidance for centres’ document available on the qualification page.

Regulations for the Conduct of Synoptic Project - October 2019

This document provides instructions on the correct administration of the Internally Assessed Synoptic Project element of the NCFE Combined L1/L2 Technical Awards where assessments and associated grading descriptors are provided by NCFE.

Internal Synoptic Project Delivery Guidance for Centres - November 2019

This guidance provides support and information on how to administer the Synoptic Project for all NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Awards where NCFE provide the assessment tasks and grading descriptors.

Grading Calculator

Our grading calculator will support you in estimating your learners' overall result for this qualification. Enter your learners' current or predicted grades for the internal units and external assessments to estimate their overall result. Please note: this is for guidance only. The raw mark grade boundaries for the external assessments will be awarded by NCFE after each assessment window.

Sample Synoptic Project Brief

This Synoptic Project Brief will help learners prepare for the internal assessment.

Synoptic Project 2018/19

This is the retired paper from the 2018/2019 session and can be used as a mock only

Sample Internal Synoptic Project Brief

This Synoptic Project Brief will help learners prepare for the internal assessment.

External Assessment Sample Paper

This 2018 sample paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.

Sample Mark Scheme

This is the sample mark scheme for the 2018 sample external assessment.

Level 1 Sample Portfolio - Merit

This Sample Portfolio is designed to demonstrate the types of evidence that could be produced for a Merit grade for specified units within the qualification.

Level 2 Sample Portfolio - Pass

This Sample Portfolio is designed to demonstrate the types of evidence that could be produced for a Pass grade for specified units within the qualification.

Level 2 Sample Portfolio - Distinction

This Sample Portfolio is designed to demonstrate the types of evidence that could be produced for a Distinction grade for specified units within the qualification.

Extended Response Question 19 - Model Answer

Extended Response Question 19 - Student Worksheet

Extended Response Question 20 - Model Answer

Extended Response Question 20 - Student Worksheet

Extended Response Question 21 - Model Answer

Extended Response Question 21 - Student Worksheet

Grading Structure

Chief Examiner Report - Spring 2019

This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the Spring 2019 external assessment.

Sample Paper - Spring 2019

This sample paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.

Mark Scheme - Spring 2019

This is the mark scheme for the Spring 2019 external assessment.

Synoptic Project - Assessor Feedback to Learner

Synoptic Project - Declaration of Authenticity

Synoptic Project - Record of Learner Observation

Synoptic Project - Learner Log

Mandatory units

  1. Introduction to Business and Enterprise (H/616/8937)
  2. Understanding Resources for Business and Enterprise Planning (K/616/8938)

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