Business

Course Full Title: Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma/Extended Certificate in Business

Exam Board: OCR

Specification code: 05837 (Diploma)/05835 (Extended)


Why Study Level 3 Business Cambridge Technical


The business world places a high value on the ability to research, analyse and evaluate information in order to make considered decisions and you will have the opportunity to gain these vital skills. Alongside this you will develop practical employability skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders, and to manage your time effectively.


What will I study over the two years?


Extended Certificate in Business

  • equivalent to one A Level
  • 10 hours across a 2 week timetable

Diploma in Business – Marketing Pathway

  • Equivalent to two A Levels
  • 10 hours across a 2 week timetable (in addition to 10 hours for the certificate)


UnitHow it is assessedStudents
The business environmentExternal examinationAll students
Working in businessExternal examinationAll students
Business decisionsExternal examinationDiploma students
Customers and CommunicationInternal CourseworkAll students
Marketing and Market ResearchInternal CourseworkAll students
Marketing StrategyInternal CourseworkDiploma students
Marketing CampaignInternal CourseworkDiploma students
Change ManagementExternal examinationDiploma students
Principles of Project ManagementInternal CourseworkAll students
Delivering a business projectInternal CourseworkDiploma students


What makes a good Cambridge Technical student?


A good Cambridge Technical student should have a passion for business and also for developing real business skills from planning ideas to understanding how the finances work. You need to be able to work independently and as part of a team. Most importantly a good Cambridge Technical student should have a real desire and passion to extend their business knowledge both inside and outside of the classroom. 


Where could Business take me?


Business is one of the most diverse subjects that you could study. Countless students that study Cambridge Technical go onto apprenticeships or university, you may even start your own Business. Studying Cambridge Technical can lead to you down various career paths such as creating marketing campaigns for Coca-Cola to working in accounts at Google, the possibilities are endless.


What are the entrance requirements?


  • 5 or more grades 4-9; including equivalents across at least 4 subjects
  • Maths and English Language Grade 4 or above
  • Average GCSE GRADE of at least 3.5 (average of ALL GCSE full courses taken)


If you have any questions about our Business courses please email Mr Povey bpovey@oriel.w-sussex.sch.uk, who would be very happy to answer any questions.