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Cambridge Technical Level 3 Introductory Diploma in Business at Thomas Rotherham College (TRC)

Course description

The Introductory Diploma in Business is a coursework-based qualification in which you will investigate a range of aspects of business using practical assignments. Themes such as marketing, human resources and business communication are studied, as well as business resources and the business environment.

Course content

The Business Environment

In this unit you will learn about the different types of business, their ownership and purpose, how businesses are organised and the external factors influencing business activity.


Business Resources

In this unit you will learn the human, physical, technological and financial resources required in running a business, how they are managed effectively and why this is important.

Introduction to Marketing

In this unit you will learn about the role of the marketing function, with particular emphasis on the role of marketing research and how it contributes to marketing planning and the development of a marketing mix for a target group of customers.

Creative Product Promotion

In this unit you will gain knowledge and understanding of the promotional process and the importance of the choice of promotional methods. You will learn about the promotional mix, the role of advertising agencies and the media as well as gaining the skills to enable you to create a simple promotional campaign of your own.

Business Communication

In this unit you will have the opportunity to develop, analyse and evaluate a range of methods used to communicate different types of business information and will understand the purpose of such communication. You will also produce and evaluate different types of business communication of your own.

Developing Teams in Business

In this unit you will experience working as part of a team and as a leader in a given situation. This will help you to prepare for work and to understand the skills and attributes needed both for cohesive teams and effective leaders. You will build confidence in your own ability as a team member and, as a leader, recognise the weakness and strengths of others and how team members can be supported.

Study Visits
Cadbury World.

Entry requirements

Grade D/3 in Maths.


100% coursework (6 units).

Financial information

£20 approx for trips. 

Future opportunities

This course could lead onto a HE course in Business or related area. 

Students have gone on to careers in / as:

Business Administrator, Sustainability Consultant, Business Adviser.

Further information

Visit the Business Department at one of our Open Evenings to find out more about this course.

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: 27 September 2017
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    • The College is situated on Moorgate in Rotherham, about a 15 minute walk from the centre of Rotherham.  Buses leave the central Rotherham Interchange every 10 minutes and the journey takes approx. 5 minutes. 

      We also run dedicated bus services to ease your journey to and from College.  See for details and route information. 

      The College also has on-site permit parking for students, with priority given to students with the greatest distance to travel.