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Business OCR National Certificate 1 & 2 at The Duston School

Course description

National Certificates are designed to cater for those students who want to develop skills and knowledge through work-related learning. It provides a high quality, industry-recognised certificate, geared to vocational sector requirements.

Course content

This is a one year, full-time course including a one day a week placement in a Business environment. The course allows for greater use of active study and encourages independent learning.

The course offers exciting opportunities and advantages:

  • It includes a one day a week work experience
  • It develops key skills
  • Promotes individual initiatives and includes group work
  • Encourages imaginative learning techniques and methods
  • Gives an insight into careers in Business
  • Allows greater use of Active Learning and allows for individual needs
  • Offers flexibility

Entry requirements

There are no formal requirements for entry onto this course, however, an aptitude for coursework is essential. 


All 6 modules are school assessed and externally verified by a visiting OCR Moderator. All modules are graded pass, merit or distinction. Modules are:

  • Investigating Business
  • Enterprise and Operations
  • Finance in Business
  • Communication in Business
  • Promotion in Business
  • Work experience in Business

Future opportunities

This qualification is designed to enable students to enter employment at trainee level in a Business environment, or lead to progression to further qualifications. 

Further information

For further details please contact Mrs V Hutchings.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Duston School directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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