Level 3 Cambridge Technical Certificate

Exam Board: OCR Cambridge

Course Content
1. The Business Environment
2. Working in Business
3. TBC
4. Customers & Communication
5. Marketing & Market Research

Why Study Business

CAMBRIDGE TECHNICALS are vocational qualifications designed with the workplace in mind.  The Level 3 qualifications provide a high quality alternative to A Levels.  This course has been developed to meet the changing needs of the workplace and prepare you for the challenges you will face in Higher Education or employment.

You will learn how a business might evolve.  You will consider a range of different business types and their objectives. You will look at the internal workings of businesses and how different functional areas work together. You will examine the various  external constraints (political, economic, legal, social, technological and ethical factors)  which will impact on a business and how they will respond to such changes.  You will also appreciate the influence different stakeholders can have upon a business.

You will develop the ability to research, analyse and evaluate information in order to make decisions and you will have the opportunity to gain these vital skills.  You will also develop practical employability skills including the ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders, and to manage your time effectively.

Why choose The Deanery?

We have a dedicated team of staff who are experienced, passionate about the subject and committed to your success. You will enhance your skills and understanding of the world of business with use of a specialist electronic text book, extensive use of the school’s Virtual Learning Environment ‘FROG’, as well as using the news media on a weekly basis to help focus on real life events which will help reinforce and contextualise the business theory we learn in the syllabus.

This is the first time this relatively new (September 2016) qualification has been offered at the Deanery and we are excited at the ‘real life business’ context that this course will offer; we will collaborate closely with NICE-PAK International, the world’s most innovative wet wipe manufacturer, located here in Wigan.  We will visit the factory and have guest speakers (including managers and directors) visiting from Nice-Pak throughout the course.  We will be developing our assignments for Unit 4 and 5 in conjunction with NICE-PAK so there is a real life scenario for you to investigate and undertake.

L6              Unit 1: The Business Environment (external exam) & Unit 4: Customer Communication (internal assignments)

U6             Unit 2: Working in Business (external exam) & Unit 5: Marketing and Market Research (internal assignments)

Another exciting opportunity is The ALLIED FINANCE CHALLENGE which is a competition to maximise the growth of a ‘hypothetical’ Pension Fund of £40,000..  You will learn how to manage stocks, commercial property, government bonds, gain a greater understanding of shares and fluctuations of stock markets, investments and business in general. This will involve a monthly meeting with a designated mentor from Allied Finance during our Level 3 timetables lessons.

What could this subject lead to?

This Level 3 Cambridge Technical in Business provides a solid foundation for studying Business, Marketing or Accounting related subjects at University as the qualification is recognised for UCAS tariff points.

In the workplace there a wide range of different careers, which this qualification would be a great asset such as: Human Resource Managers, Public Relations, Communications Officer, Marketing, Retail Management, Advertising, Finance and Accounting, Production and Operations, Office Manager and Purchasing/Buyer.

In addition, there is the contact with two different real life businesses (Nice-Pak and Allied Financial Services) which could present work experience or job opportunities during or after the course for you.