Level 3 - Business

  • Exam Board: OCR Cambridge Technicals
  • Duration: Certificate: 1 year, Extended Certificate: 2 years
  • Specific Entry Requirements: GCSE English Grade 9-4. Previous study of Business is useful but not essential to study this subject.

Cambridge Technicals are vocational qualifications that are designed to give you a work-focused alternative to A levels. The Level 3 Business has been developed to meet the changing needs of the sector and prepare students for the challenges they will face in Higher Education or Employment.

On the course you will learn how businesses evolve. From a small start-up business to a large multi-national organisation, you will consider a range of organisation types and gain an understanding of how these businesses operate. The course gives you opportunities to demonstrate and develop the practical application of knowledge and understanding in the areas of work that appeal to you. You will develop the ability to research, analyse and evaluate information in order to make considered decisions and gain vital employability skills.

The assessment for the qualification is examinations and task-based coursework. The course follows a series of centre-assessed units, as well as examined units on the Business Environment and Working in Business.