Business and Management

Business and Enterprise Level 1 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date /

This course will commence in September and will run for one year.

Entry requirements
  • Two GCSEs at grade 2/E or above.  Is desirable that you have English and maths at grade 3 or above, but this is not essential as English and maths will be delivered as paft of the programme
You will achieve

On completion of the course you will achieve the NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Business and Enterprise.

Last updated: 2nd October 2018

Course overview

This qualification is designed for learners who want an introduction to business and enterprise that includes a vocational and hands-on element. It has been developed to enthuse and inspire learners about a career in business and enterprise. The qualification will appeal to learners who wish to either set up their own business, move into employment or progress onto further study.

Course content

The Business and Enterprise qualification will offer opportunities to develop business skills demanded by employers in the UK today. The qualification will enhance your readiness for the world of work by developing transferable skills such as planning, research and analysis, working with others and effective communication. There will be a period of work placement and you will also undertake English and maths if you do not have these at grade 4 or above.

This course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to work successfully in business and commercial sector and/or to progress onto a Level 2 course. You will study 4 units:

  • Introduction to Business and Enterprise
  • Marketing for Business and Enterprise
  • Finance for Business and Enterprise
  • Planning for Business and Enterprise

NCFE course specifications


How will I be assessed?

Assessment is internal and through a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit. The qualifications will assess the application of business skills through their practical use, and an understanding of business and enterprise through both practical and knowledge-based activities.

What equipment will I need?

You will need to provide your own writing material, paper and folder. You will also need a storage device (USB) to save computerised work.

Where will I study?

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

What can I do next?

The course will prepare you for progression into further study at Level 2.
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

or into an apprenticeship including:

or employment including:

  • Customer service representative
  • Administrative staff

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

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Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

English and Maths

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths or a higher level maths qualification we can help you do that too.

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.



Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Business and Enterprise Level 1 Full-time