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OCR Cambridge Technicals L3 Extended Certificate in Business BLOCK A at Northfleet School for Girls

Course description

The Cambridge Technicals in Business have been developed to meet the changing needs of the sector, and prepare students for the challenges they’ll face in Higher Education or employment. Designed in collaboration with experts spanning the breadth of the sector, the Cambridge Technicals in Business focuses on the skills, knowledge and understanding that today’s universities and employers demand. Students will practically apply their skills and knowledge in preparation to further study or the workplace.

Students will learn how a business might evolve. From a small start-up business to a large multinational organisation, your students will consider a range of different business types and gain an understanding of how the choice of business type might affect the objectives that are set. Students will also look at the internal workings of businesses, including their internal structure and how different functional areas work together. Plus, by looking at the external constraints under which a business must operate, your students will gain an understanding of the legal, financial and ethical factors that have an impact. Students will also explore ways in which businesses respond to changes in their economic, social and technological environment; and gain an appreciation of the influence different stakeholders can have upon a business.

The business world places a high value on the ability to research, analyse and evaluate information in order to make considered decisions and students will have the opportunity to gain these vital skills. Alongside this they will develop practical employability skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders, and to manage their time effectively.

Entry requirements

5 A*-C grades including English


50% external examination

50% coursework, internally assessed and externally moderated

Future opportunities

University study and routes into
career options such as: advertising,
bank manager, company secretary,
marketing manager, personal
assistant, events manager,

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: 07 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September