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Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Business at Buttershaw Business & Enterprise College

Course description

The Cambridge Technicals in Business helps develop skills demanded by employers. The course prepares students for further learning or training. Students will develop essential knowledge and skills with the aim of enhancing their employability. Students will develop knowledge and skills such as planning, research, analysis and effective communication.

Course content

Certificate in Business Studies (AS)

Students will study 3 units of work in year 12. Units 1 and 2 are mandatory with one further unit which is yet to be confirmed.

Diploma in Business Studies (A2)

Students will study a further 3 units of work (yet to be confirmed) in order to achieve the Diploma in Business Studies.

Unit 1 The Business Environment

Students will develop an understanding of the variety of businesses that can exist in an economy. They will discover the different purposes of organisations and the different forms of ownership that can exist, including the stakeholders involved in businesses. Student will develop an understanding of different ways in which businesses are organised to achieve their purposes. There are clear links between this unit and many of the other units.

Unit 2 Business Resources

Students look at how a resources including human, physical, technological and financial are used and managed within business. Students will learn to understand how human resources are managed and of the employability and personal skills required of personnel in an organisation. They will study the purpose of managing resources effectively in relation to human resources and physical and technological resources. Students will also look at how an organisation can gain access to sources of finance, both internally and externally and be able to interpret financial statements

A further 4 units will be studied but will be confirmed on acceptance to the course and are at the teacher’s discretion.

Entry requirements

Grade B at GCSE


There is a personalised learning check list for each unit of work to inform you of your progress in your coursework. Your coursework will be assessed in strands with time allowed for the improvement of your work.

Further information

See Mrs Sears or Mr Mason

Resources will be available on Frog in the near future, including all of the content of the Units. Time management is very Important especially with the submission of coursework. If you struggle with this your teacher can assist you with the creation of smaller deadlines to keep you on track.

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: 04 December 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September