NCFE Level 3 Applied General Certificate in Business and Enterprise

Business, Administration and Law
Performance Points, UCAS
Shortlist for approval
Support Materials Qualification Specification

Level 3
Minimum entry age
This qualification is approved in the 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022 Key Stage 5 Performance Tables and is now available for registrations.

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.

Qualification Specification

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

This document summarises the changes in the qualification specification since the previous issue.

Peterborough Regional College Letter of Support

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

Southampton Solent University Letter of Support

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

University of Huddersfield Letter of Support

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

Purpose Statement

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

Delivery Guide

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


This document provides an overview of the qualification.

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

Customer Support Guide

External Assessment Sample Paper

This sample paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.

External Assessment Sample Paper Mark Scheme

This is the mark scheme for the sample external assessment.

External Assessment Sample Paper Pre-Release Material

This is the pre-release material for the sample external assessment

Evidence and Grading Tracker

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

Sample Portfolio - Unit 5

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.

Internal Assessment Sample Tasks

This document provides example tasks for internal assessment.

Pre-Release Material - Spring 2019

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.

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)

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