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Business Studies (Ctec available as single or double option) at Ryde Academy

Course description

This two year course is designed to provide an understanding of Business in a vocational environment.  Throughout the course, students will develop a range of skills desirable in the workplace and in higher education: independent investigation, giving presentations, interpreting data and marketing and sales skills to name but a few.

The CTech course allows students to be fully in control of their own destiny.  The 100% coursework format allows students to investigate areas of business that interest them and we have a good track record of students exceeding their target grades because of this.

CTechs are a new qualification, very similar to BTecs, but with enhanced support offered by OCR.  They are fully recognised by UCAS and have equivalent UCAS points to traditional A Level and vocational courses.

In addition to your class work, you will have the opportunity to experience a range of business environments through visits and enterprise projects.  Previous years activities have included sales skills with the Earl Mountbatten Hospice, factory visits to AJ Wells, HTP and GKN as well as a range of personalised work placements.  There is scope for international work experience in 2013 in Spain.

Course content

Unit 1: The Business Environment (mandatory unit)

Unit 2: Business Resources (mandatory unit)

Unit 3: Introduction to Marketing

Unit 4: Business Accounting

Unit 5: Human Resource Management in Business

Unit 6: Business Communication

Unit 7: Financial Accounting

Unit 8: Management Accounting

Unit 9: Creative Product Promotion

Unit 10: Market Research in Business

Unit 11: Internet Marketing in Business

Unit 12: Recruitment and Selection in Business

Unit 13: Development Planning for a career in Business

Unit 14: Managing a Business Event

Unit 15: Developing teams in Business

Unit 16: Aspects of Contract and Business Law

Unit 17: Understanding Health and Safety in the Business Workplace

Unit 18: Business Project Management

Unit 19: Website Design Strategy

Unit 20: Understanding Business Ethics

Unit 21: Business and Economic Environment

Unit 22: international Business

Each unit consists of between 5 and 8 tasks, all of which must be completed to at least a Pass standard in order to gain the qualification.  You will typically be doing 2 units at any one time.  As such, it is vital that you keep up with the deadlines and put in the required hours of independent study.

Entry requirements

Grade C or above in English Language


100% Coursework (Graded Pass, Merit or Distinction)

We study 6 Units (single award) twelve units (double award)

Future opportunities

This course can lead to a variety of Business based degrees such as; Economics, Business, Business Administration, Marketing, International Business, ICT and Accounting to name but a few!

Students studying Business can go into a wide range of careers such as: Marketing, Administration, Human Resources, Accountancy and Purchasing or setting up your own business.

The skills you will learn in this course and the knowledge of the operation of business organisations will help you whatever career you choose.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 September 2016
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