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NCFE L1 Award in Developing Enterprise Skills



Students will be introduced to the fundamental skills required to operate a small business.  They will have the opportunity to research and examine the approaches of various famous and local entrepreneurs. Students will put this knowledge into practise through being given the support to start their own small enterprise, develop products and then take these products to market.  Students will then evaluate their performance and reflect upon the skills they have acquired

How will I learn?

Theory sessions will provide an insight of how to become an enterprising person or entrepreneur.  Practical sessions will take place in our workshop, outdoor classrooms or kitchen, to enable students to develop products.  Students will be given the opportunity to use a range of tools to safely create products as a part of their enterprise plan.

Learners will be involved in classroom-based theory sessions and practically based activities to help them bring a product to market.


This course is assessed through coursework portfolios submitted for internal and external assessment.

What will i learn

Learners will be required to successfully complete four (4) graded mandatory units:


  • Unit 1 Preparing to cook

  • Unit 2 Understanding food

  • Unit 3 Exploring balanced diets

  • Unit 4 Plan and produce dishes in response to a brief

Learners will be required to complete two (2) graded and assessed mandatory units:

  • Unit 1 Understand Enterprise Skills.

Students demonstrate the skills and qualities of enterprising people and entrepreneurs.  Students will investigate local enterprising individuals and reflect upon their own business strengths and weaknesses.

  • Unit 2 Demonstrate Enterprise Skills

Students will learn how to plan and deliver an enterprising activity. They will describe how to review the enterprise activity as a whole and their own participation in it.

Next Steps

This course provides students with a range of skills which they can apply in both the world of work (retail, self-employment, office-based activity) and also a pathway to further business study in Further Education.

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