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Nottingham Academy

Business in KS4

Technical Award in Enterprise 


This course is designed to give you an understanding of what it means to set up and run your own business. You will learn about a whole range of business theory and apply these to real life companies. You will study the following units:

  • Unit 1: Exploring Enterprise (30%)
  • Unit 2: Planning for and running an Enterprise (30%)
  • Unit 3: Promotion and Finance for Enterprise (40%)

You will learn about what it takes to set up your own business and present a business plan with information on branding, product development, marketing and finance etc. You will also have the opportunity to take part in an enterprise event to build selling skills and confidence when dealing with customers. This will involve using planning and organisation skills as well as teamwork and problem-solving.


  • 40% Examination – Unit 3
  • 60% Internally assessed assignments – Unit 1 and Unit 2