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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 and 2023 Key Stage 4 Performance Tables and is now available for registrations.

Who is this qualificaion suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 14 and above.

About this qualification

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

Please see the External Assessment Timetable for a breakdown of the assessment dates for this qualification.

The Synoptic Project brief for 2020/21 will be available to download directly from the Portal from 14 December 2020, following a Centre making a booking. For guidance on making a booking and accessing the controlled assessment, you will need to follow steps in the portal guide. These assessments must be completed, and grades submitted in the portal no later than 30 April 2021 following the published Regulations for the Conduct of Synoptic Project. If a re-submission is required this must be submitted no later than 30 June 2021. These dates are an extension to our standard assessment window and are an adaptation to help support Centres due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. For further NCFE adaptation information please see our website.

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Regulations for the Conduct of External Assessment

Qualification Specific Instructions for Delivery (QSID)


Qualification Specification
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Purpose Statement
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Qualification mapping
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NE6 Letter of Endorsement
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NIC Letter of Endorsement
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Factsheet
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DfE Performance Tables Quick Guide
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Shaping future qualifications
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V Certs Models explained
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V Cert Centre Support Guide
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V Certs Labour Market Intelligence Report
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Fully Funded Courses List
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Blended Learning Resources
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Career Card Business
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Technical Award External Assessment Results - Spring 2019
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Spring 2019 - External Assessment Achievement Data

NEEA - Letter of Endorsement
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Customer Support Guide
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Department for Education Performance Tables - Quick Guide
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This guide has been created to support schools and centres with information on which qualifications have been approved by the Department for Education (DfE) and count towards Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 performance tables.

Using UMS to Calculate Qualification Grades (v2)
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External Assessment Past Paper - Autumn 2020
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Mark Scheme - Autumn 2020
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Chief Examiner Report - Autumn 2020
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This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the Spring 2020 external assessment.

External Assessment Past Paper - Spring 2020
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Mark Scheme - Spring 2020
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This is the mark scheme for the Spring 2020 external assessment.

Chief Examiner Report - Spring 2020
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External Assessment Past Paper - Autumn 2019
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Mark Scheme - Autumn 2019
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Chief Examiner Report - Autumn 2019
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External Assessment Past Paper - Spring 2019
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Mark Scheme - Spring 2019
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Chief Examiner Report - Spring 2019
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Sample Synoptic Project Brief
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Synoptic Project 2018/19
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External Assessment Sample Paper
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Sample Mark Scheme
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Level 1 Sample Portfolio - Merit
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Level 2 Sample Portfolio - Pass
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Level 2 Sample Portfolio - Distinction
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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
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Extended Response Question 19 - Student Worksheet
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Extended Response Question 20 - Model Answer
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Extended Response Question 20 - Student Worksheet
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Extended Response Question 21 - Model Answer
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Extended Response Question 21 - Student Worksheet
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Regulations for the Conduct of Synoptic Project
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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
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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.

Sample Internal Synoptic Project Brief
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Synoptic Project - Assessor Feedback to Learner
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Synoptic Project - Declaration of Authenticity
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This Declaration of Authenticity should be completed by the learner and assessor completing the Internal Synoptic Project.

Synoptic Project - Record of Learner Observation
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Synoptic Project - December 2019
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Synoptic Project - Learner Log
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This learner log should be completed to record your approach to the synoptic project.

Grading Structure
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Grading Calculator
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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.

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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Set date and time assessments from February onwards are cancelled. Alternative assessment methods will be accepted to replace the external assessment, for further information please see the adaptation addendum document below.

Where they can be delivered in line with public health guidelines, controlled and synoptic components will continue to proceed. Adaptations to the content, controls and timescales have already been confirmed. All relevant qualification content must still be delivered, and assessment criteria met.

Further guidance for this qualification can be found below.

AT 60329555 L12 Business & Enterprise V8
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