Double Business Studies (Level 3 - Cambridge Technical) at Small Heath School & Sixth Form Centre
OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technicals in Business (Diploma which is equivalent to 2 A Levels)
The course will take up 12 lessons per week and it is of a Vocational nature, which means that it has many work related elements. You may be required to engage in work experience relevant to the course that will help you complete certain areas of the course. You will be studying the equivalent to 2 A Levels. The following 10 units will be delivered over 2 years:
Unit 1 - The Business Environment - Exam
Unit 2 - Working in Business - Exam
Unit 3 - Business Decisions - Exam
Unit 4 - Customers and Communication - Coursework internally assessed
Unit 5 - Marketing and Market Research - Coursework internally assessed
Unit 9 - Creative Product Promotion - Coursework internally assessed
A further 4 optional coursework units will be selected for year 13; possibly including: unit 11 Internet marketing in Business, unit 15 Developing teams in business, unit 16 Aspects of contract and business law, plus one other unit.
You must have achieved at least a grade C or above in English and 3 other GCSE subjects and a grade B for Mathematics.
If you have a GCSE in Business it is an advantage but not a requirement.
You will be required to complete 10 units over the 2 years with the course made up of 30% exam and 70% coursework. This will require you to adhere to very strict deadlines.
The 2 year course is suitable for students who want to carry out a route into Accountancy or Business. The Diploma is designed to be the substantiative part of your timetable for learners who want a strong core of sector study. This programme may include other BTEC Nationals or A Levels to support progression to higher education courses in Business areas before entering employment. This qualification can also be used to progress to Higher Apprenticeships.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Small Heath School & Sixth Form Centre directly.