The Level 6 Award in Enterprise Creation and Validation is for those who wish to apply enterprising behaviours, skills and attributes to the validation and creation of a business opportunity with the support of a business model.

The qualification builds on the ideation stage of the entrepreneurial journey and uses design thinking methodology to validate the business idea and develop a proven business model that is desirable, feasible and viable.

For existing centres who would like to apply to deliver this qualification simply click here

For organisations wanting to apply to join the approved delivery network to offer this qualification simply click here


Regulator OfQual
Qualification Framework RQF
Qualification Reference Number 603/7844/X
Qualification Level 6
Credit Value 7 credits
Guided Learning (Hours) 30 hours
Total Qualification Time (Hours) 50 hours
Duration Completion within 2 years
Structure 1 Mandatory Unit
Age Groups 16-18, 19+
Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for these qualifications. However, in order to benefit from undertaking them, learners should possess communication skills sufficient to allow them to address the assessment requirements of the qualification.

First Date for Registrations
Last Date for Starts August 31, 2024
Delivery Staff Requirements

There is no requirement for Delivery/Assessment or Internal Quality Assurance staff to hold the Assessment or Internal Quality Assurance qualification.

It is recommended that, as best practice, staff should be working towards these or already achieved the appropriate qualification.

If the centre decides to use none qualified tutors/trainers/line managers for the delivery or quality assurance of a qualification, staff members must demonstrate their knowledge and understanding and skills within the delivery, assessment and quality assurance of programmes of learning.

This can be done through the completion of one the following documents dependent on the role the individual will be undertaking:

Assessor Competency Statement

Quality Assurer Competency Statement

If you wish to access public funding for the delivery of qualifications, please refer to your funding agency for delivery staff qualification requirements.

IOEE Studying Membership Eligible Yes
SFEDI Directory Eligible No
Registration Fee for Centres (excl. VAT) £99


Level 6 Award in Enterprise Creation and Validation Qualification Specification