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  • OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Business

    OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Business


This qualification will provide students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the world of business and to apply their knowledge and understanding to real businesses. Throughout the course students will learn about business functions, finance, legal aspects of business management, customer service and business communication.

This course differs and is a more flexible qualifications than A Level Business due to some assessments being coursework and external examinations sat in both year 12 & 13.

Throughout the course students will also be developing skills such as

  • Enterprise
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Planning & organisation
  • Accounting.

Successful students will be able to go to university to study a business or related subject, for example, human resources, marketing and finance or go on to employments in a wider range of occupations.

Course Composition

The extended certificate comprises of 5 units:

Unit 1 The Business Environment (Externally assessed)

Unit 2 Working in Business (Externally assessed)

Unit 3 business Decisions (Externally assessed)

Unit 4 Customers and Communication (Internally assessed)

Unit 8 Introduction to Human Resources (Internally assessed)

Curriculum Overview & Exam Information

We have included curriculum overviews as well as exam information to support students and parents/carers to have a better and broader understanding of how learning develops in each year group. The curriculum overview documents below indicate: the knowledge, skills and understanding that students will gain, how this unit builds on prior learning, and what mastery will look like for each year group. This year, we have added a catch up summary at the beginning to outline how we will catch up on lost learning during school closure. The red writing also indicates where the curriculum has been changed this academic year to support student catch up.