Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

Understanding Business Enterprise

Level 3

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Understanding Business Enterprise

Level 3

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Understanding Business Enterprise

Level 3

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Understanding Business Enterprise

Level 3

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Understanding Business Enterprise

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Understanding Business Enterprise

Level 3

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Understanding Business Enterprise

Level 3

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Understanding Business Enterprise

Level 3

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Understanding Business Enterprise

Understanding Business Enterprise introduces learners to the most important aspects of starting and running an enterprise. It also helps them to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding they would need if they decided to do so.

Awards in Understanding Business Enterprise are available at Levels 1, 2 and 3 of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). These qualifications can build learners' confidence and motivation to establish their own small business enterprises, making a positive contribution to the Northern Ireland economy. They provide opportunities for learners to be creative, imaginative, innovative, flexible, adaptable and self-confident – employability skills that are relevant not only in the context of Understanding Business Enterprise but also in general life and work.

Learners who complete the course successfully will be well placed to progress into programmes that help them establish their own business. They may also choose to take more specific courses in finance, marketing, personnel, operations management and/or strategic planning.