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NCFE Level 3 Applied General Certificate in Business and Enterprise

Ref:
601/8908/3
Sector:
Business, Administration and Law
Features:
Performance Points, UCAS

Level
Level 3
Minimum entry age
16
GLH
362
TQT
540

This qualification is approved in the 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023 Key Stage 5 Performance Tables and is now available for registrations.

The DfE have confirmed that the additional retake opportunity in place for the 2018/19 academic year for all Tech Levels and Applied General qualifications will continue to be offered while the moratorium for 16-18 performance tables is in place. This includes Tech Levels and Applied General qualifications which will be counted in 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023 performance tables.

This qualification is aimed at post-16 year olds studying a Key Stage 5 curriculum.

This qualification is designed for learners who want to study business and enterprise at a higher level. The qualification enables learners to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding in the business and enterprise sector. It’s appropriate for learners wishing to continue their education through applied learning, equipping them with transferrable knowledge and skills.

Level 3 Applied General qualifications are automatically eligible for UCAS points under the new Tariff. The UCAS points have been awarded for this qualification in May 2017 as follows: P – 16, M – 32, D – 48, D* - 56.

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


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

Summary of Changes
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This document summarises the changes in the Qualification Specification

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

Factsheet
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This document provides an overview of the qualification.

Peterborough Regional College Letter of Support
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This document contains details of stakeholders who have supported the development of this qualification.

Southampton Solent University Letter of Support
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This document contains details of stakeholders who have supported the development of this qualification.

University of Huddersfield Letter of Support
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This document contains details of stakeholders who have supported the development of this qualification.

Delivery Guide
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This document provides a guideline that defines the structure and content of the course.

Career Card Business
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Customer Support Guide
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This document provides additional information for schools.

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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This document explains how to calculate the total UMS value of a qualification.

External Assessment Past Paper - Spring 2019
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This past paper will help learners prepare for their external assessment.

Mark Scheme - Spring 2019
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This is the mark scheme for the Spring 2019 external assessment.

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

Pre-Release Material - Spring 2019
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This is the pre-release material for the Spring 2019 external assessment.

External Assessment Sample Paper
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This sample paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.

External Assessment Sample Paper Mark Scheme
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This is the mark scheme for the sample external assessment.

External Assessment Sample Paper Pre-Release Material
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This is the pre-release material for the sample external assessment

Internal Assessment Sample Tasks
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This document provides example tasks for internal assessment.

Sample Portfolio - Unit 5
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This Sample Portfolio is designed to demonstrate the types of evidence that could be produced for a Pass/Merit/Distinction grade for specified unit(s) within the qualification.

Evidence and Grading Tracker
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This Evidence and Grading Tracker can help learners to keep track of their work.

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. Starting a Business/Enterprise (T/508/4496)
  2. Research and Analysis Methods for Business and Enterprise (A/508/4497)
  3. Marketing and Promotion for Business and Enterprise (F/508/5120)
  4. Management of People and Operations for Business and Enterprise (J/508/4499)
  5. Finance for Business and Enterprise (F/508/4498)
  6. Produce a Business Plan for a Business/Enterprise (M/508/4500)
  7. Evaluate a Business Plan for a Business/Enterprise (T/508/4501)
  8. Applied General Business and Enterprise – External Assessment (AGBE/EXTA)

Students will still 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.

This qualification is in scope for alternative arrangements and if required can be awarded via an assessed grade from the centre.

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.

AT 60189083 V2.0
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