Cambridge Technical Level 3 Business

Faculty: Business, Economics and Computer Science
Level:  Cambridge Technical Level 3 in Business

Examination Board/website: OCR 

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Assessment Details: 

5 units over two years (3 mandatory and 2 optional)  

3 mandatory units are assessed in the form of a written paper. This makes up 2 thirds of the total mark.

2 units are centre-assessed in the form of coursework and are moderated by a visiting moderator from OCR. These units make up 1 third of the total mark.

Unit 1 – Business Environment (Externally accessed)

Unit 2 – Working in a business (Externally accessed)

Unit 3 – Business decisions (Externally accessed)

Unit 4 – Customers and Communication (Centre Assessed)

Unit 5 – Marketing and Market Research (Centre assessed)

This qualification is graded: Pass, Merit, Distinction, Distinction*

Course Outline:

The aim of the course is to enable students the opportunity to develop the core specialist knowledge, skills and understanding required in the business sector. This course allows them to do so through applied learning.

Skills / Aptitudes required to be successful in this course:

Good written ability and a commitment to reading challenging but stimulating business and financial material would ensure good progress. The independent learner would excel in this course as there is a wealth of real life scenarios all around us in the business world.

Complementary subjects:        

L3 ICT , L3 Travel and Tourism and. A language would also compliment this course as business is done in many languages throughout the world.

Pathways – Careers:

As an applied course L3 Business would be suitable to any student who is hoping to pursue the practical aspects of running a business or progressing to management in an established business. Qualifications have UCAS points supporting progression to HE. 

Course Leader

Mazem Ammar - Head of Business & Economics