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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Creating A Business Start-Up

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Level 2
Minimum entry age
This qualification is suitable for learners aged pre-16 and above and is designed for learners who want to gain an understanding of business start-ups.

The qualification is designed for learners seeking the skills and knowledge needed to develop a business start-up. It will give learners an understanding of the initial processes and requirements of a business start-up, knowledge of the first steps in creating a business start-up, including the marketing, legal and financial requirements, and an understanding of how to write a business plan.

This qualification will:

• focus on the study of starting a business
• support learners in creating a business plan.

The objective of this qualification is to:

• gain an understanding of the steps of creating and developing a business start-up
• develop an awareness of business skills
• increase self-awareness and aid personal development.

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

Qualification Factsheet
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This document outlines the key information of this qualification for the centre, learner and employer.

Business Plan Template
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This Business Plan Template is designed to support completion of the Unit 4 content in NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Creating a Business Start-Up (603/3632/8).

Mandatory units

  1. Initial Steps for a Business Start-Up (D/617/2453)
  2. Marketing for a Business Start-Up (H/617/2454)
  3. Legal and Financial Considerations for a Business Start-Up (K/617/2455)
  4. Developing a Business Plan (M/617/2456)

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Internal assessments will go ahead in 2021/22, therefore moving away from results being based on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) used in 2020 to 2021, where this has been permitted. Students need to prepare a portfolio of evidence. We encourage centres to review our guidance on the types of evidence, and evidence capture, that we permit including e.g. the use of video, photos and other digital means of demonstrating knowledge and skills.

For further information please see the 2021/22 adaptation addendum document below.

2021-22 AT 60336328 V1.0
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