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OCR National Level 3 in Business Studies at Greig City Academy

Course description

Unit 1 – Investigating Business – Looking at types of business ownership, internal structures of businesses, stakeholder interests in business, legislation that affects business activity, industrial sectors in which businesses exists and ways in which businesses maintain their competitiveness.

Unit 2 – Customer Service – Looking at the benefits of a business providing good customer service, the internal structure of a customer service department, how customer service is adapted to deal with different types of customer and how customer service standards are planned and monitored. You will also be expected to carryout work experience in a customer service department and carryout a customer service role.

Unit 3 – Business communications - You will be producing a variety of written communication, carrying out various research methods, using e-mail for communication purposes, reviewing the advantages and disadvantages of using communication technology.

Unit 4 –Finance in business – Looking at profit and loss statements and balance sheets, the interpretation of financial performance, preparation and analysis of a cash flow forecast, the role of the financial institutions within the economy and the impact of the economic environment on a businesses performance.

Unit 5 – Marketing for business - Looking at the elements of the marketing mix, market research, marketing models, pricing strategies, distribution strategies and promotion.                                                                      

Unit 9 – Career planning for business – Looking at national employment trends, career opportunities, career plans, methods of presenting personal information and how to plan for interview.

Entry requirements

Students will normally require a minimum of 260 points. Applicants will ideally have a GCSE or equivalent Grade B in the chosen subjects plus C+ grades in English and Mathematics.

The school requires at least a grade C at GCSE in business studies or equivalent.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Greig City Academy directly.

Last updated date: 09 December 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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