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Level 3 Business Studies at Ark St Alban's Academy

Course description

Business is one of the most popular subject areas offered at post 16. Businesses are the heart of the economy. They develop innovation, create wealth within communities and lead the way in enhancing the skills of the UK workforce. The Cambridge TEC in Business encapsulates this through a wide range of units. It is an ideal foundation for students entering the workplace, providing them with a theoretical background reinforced with practical skills that transfer into the modern workplace.

Course content

You will learn about a number of different aspects including understanding different business organisations that can exist and of the ways in which they can be influenced by the wider environment. You will also get a chance to learn about marketing, business communication, recruitment and selection to name but a few.

Entry requirements

5 A*- C GCSE grades


Merit/Distinction in their OCR Nationals or equivalent in ICT.




100% coursework

Future opportunities

  • Students who follow a Level 3 qualification in Business can either continue to further their knowledge by applying for a University course in Business or choose to enter the workplace


  • Careers in Business are numerous and range from working in Recruitment and Human Resources to Marketing and Financial Accounting. Whatever your interests, Business Studies will help you towards a stimulating career.

Further information

The ICT & Business faculty will offer various enrichment activities to students. These include the Student Investor Challenge which is a prestigious competition where you are given a  fictional £100,000 and you play a virtual stock market. We also offer Links with dynamic businesses which will support your university application.



Try to find a work placement over the summer holidays and investigate what different departments such as Marketing and Finance do in a business before your course starts in September.




How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September