Castle Manor Academy

NCFE Business and Enterprise

Subject Overview

NCFE Business and Enterprise is aimed at students who are interested in the business and enterprise industry sector. The course encourages students to use knowledge and practical enterprise tools to prepare them for business. They will develop significant personal and vocational business skills that can be transferred to further study or employment.   

Studying Business and Enterprise involves understanding many key areas such as, legal structures, marketing, market research, operations management, resource planning, human resources, funding, finance and business, and enterprise planning.

Course Information

Unit 01: Introduction to Business and Enterprise   

  1. Understand entrepreneurship, business organisation and the importance of stakeholders.  
  1. Understand the marketing mix, market research, market and orientation types.  
  1. Understand operations management.  
  1. Understand customer service and internal influences on business.  
  1. Understand external influences on business.  

Unit 02: Understanding Resources for Business and Enterprise Planning  

  1. Understand research, resource planning and growth for business and enterprise  
  1. Understanding human resource requirements for a business start-up.  
  1. Understand sources of enterprise funding and business finance.  
  1. Understand business and enterprise planning.  


To achieve the Technical Award in Business and Enterprise, students must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all assessment objectives of the units. Students must achieve a minimum of a Level 1 Pass in the internal and external assessment to achieve the overall qualification.  

Unit 1 – 40 % weighting. Externally assessed written examination. 

Unit 2 – 60% weighting. Internally assessed synoptic project.


Depending on the grade achieved in this qualification, they can progress onto studying further Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications. Additionally, understanding and skills gained through this qualification could be useful to progress onto an apprenticeship in business administration.