Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Business

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Level 3 Cambridge Technical

Extended Diploma in

Business

This course really focuses on the vocational aspects of Business so you will find a lot of teaching is based on case studies, application to a variety of different businesses, visiting speakers, role plays and visits to industry.

Sixth Form > Our Pathways

Level 3 Cambridge Technical

Extended Diploma in Business

This course really focuses on the vocational aspects of Business so you will find a lot of teaching is based on case studies, application to a variety of different businesses, visiting speakers, role plays and visits to industry.

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  • Course Overview
  • Entry Requirements
  • Assessment Information
  • Progression Route
  • How do I prepare?

Course Overview

This course really focuses on the vocational aspects of Business so you will find a lot of teaching is based on case studies, application to a variety of different businesses, visiting speakers, role plays and visits to industry.

 

You need to ensure that you are prepared to follow through the course for the entire two years. This will result in achieving the equivalent of three A Level equivalent qualifications upon successful completion of the course at the end of year 2.

 
Course Topics

• The Business Environment

• Working in Business

• Business Decisions

• Customers and Communication

• Marketing

• Project Management

• Responsible Business Practices

• International Business

 
Course Leader of Business Studies

Mr Lynch

Entry Requirements

Sixth Form Entry Criteria: 

The Sixth Form entry criteria is a minimum of 5 9-4 GCSE grades, which must include a grade 4 or above in Maths and either English Language or English Literature. In addition, the minimum subject entry criteria must be met.

 
Special Entry Requirements:
  • GCSE Business Studies 4+ (Desirable)

 

Students must be prepared to work long hours outside lesson time to regularly review the topics covered.

Assessment Information

Students will be assessed by a mixture of:

  • Assignments – set and marked internally
  • Written exams – set and marked by the exam board

 

Coursework to be completed over the two years

  • Customers and communication

  • Marketing and research

  • Accounting concepts

  • Principles of project management

  • Responsible business practices

  • International business

  • Delivering a business project

  • Marketing strategy

  • Marketing campaign

  • Financial accounting

  • Management accounting

  • Resource management

  • Business operations

 

Alongside their studies all students will be supported to help find a suitable work experience placement related to a career in an industry they are interested in e.g. retail, sales and small businesses.

Progression Route

This pathway is particularly suitable for students who wish to pursue careers in various private sector industries: retail, banking, leisure and sales.

This qualification will also give pupils some background knowledge should they wish to set up their own business. Giving them the skills and knowledge to become budding entrepreneurs.

How do I prepare? 

Recommended Reads
Cambridge Technicals Level 3 BusinessCambridge Technicals 2016
1000 tips to help you start and grow your businessEntrepreneur's Book of Checklists
Useful Websites
BBC Business NewsExplore Website
Business Wars DailyExplore Website
Tutor2UExplore Website
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Course Leader of Business Studies

Mr Lynch

Christopher.lynch@woodgreenacademy.co.uk