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Business Studies - OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma at Parkside School

Course description

Cambridge Technicals are vocational qualifications that have been developed on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

This new generation of vocational qualifications, has been developed and redefined to be aimed specifically at students aged 16+ and to be more relevant to further education.

This course is the equivalent to 1 full A-Level, completed over a two year period.

The course offers students a wide range of units to improve candidate’s skills, knowledge and understanding of business factors such as human resources, marketing and financial reporting. Students are required to complete 2 mandatory units and 4 optional units. All units are coursework based. There is no exam.

Course content

Mandatory Units

C Unit 1 The Business Environment

C Unit 2 Business Resources

Example Optional Units (4 to be selected by lead teacher)

C Unit 3 Marketing for a Business

C Unit 4 Business Accounting

C Unit 5 Human Resource Management in a Business

C Unit 6 Business Communication

C Unit 9 Creative Product Promotion

C Unit 10 Market Research

C Unit 12 Recruitment and Selection

C Unit 17 Understanding Health and Safety in the workplace


Further information

Both our Business teachers have extensive knowledge of the current business environment which is applied in a classroom setting, using real life businesses as case studies. Our excellent results have led our students to study a range of Business Studies degrees at university.

Our current Year 13 learners have on average exceeded their predicted grade by at least one full grade, with a value added score of 1.2.

Candidates can accumulate full UCAS points up to 140 Distinction * (A*), 120 points Distinction (A), 80 points Merit (C) and 40 points Pass (E).

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How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years