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Business OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

This is a two year course and is the equivalent of two A level qualifications.

The Cambridge Technical Diploma is a broad-based business course which will give you the skills and knowledge that you will need for a career in the business world. Cambridge Technicals are accepted by the universities and are excellent grounding for a business-related degree, however, they will also give you the vocational experience for you to go straight into the workplace. The Cambridge Technical Diploma is graded as Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*.

Year One: In Year One you will study the same units as the Certificate qualification: Business Environment (Examined unit) and Customers & Communication (portfolio unit).
Year Two:
Working in Business (externally assessed)
Busniesses today need employees, managers and entrepreneurs hwo are multi-skill indepnednt thinkers. This unit will cover the skills and understanding needed to work effectively within a business environment. This includes arranging meetings, working with business documents, making payments, prioritising business activities and communicating with stakeholders.
Responsible Business Practices (internally assessed)
This unit introduces the concept of responsible business practices (sometimes known as corporate social responsibility). By this we mean how a business manages its activities to produce a positive impact on society. In implementing responsible business practices, a business can be responding to legislation and regulations but some are showing a commitment to behaving ethically and contributing to economic development whilst improving the quality of life
of the workforce, their families and of the local community.
International Business (internally assessed)
Here you will gain an understanding of key decisions that businesses must make when deciding whether to operate internationally. You will have the opportunity to research a business and then consider how this business may benefit from operating internationally as well as the challenges that it may face.
Seminars; discussion; independent research; self/peer assessment; presentations; blogging; Twitter; documentaries.

Where could you go? University of West of England - Business Studies, University of Bournemouth - Business Studies/Business and Law; Westminster University - Fashion Management.
Recent student destinations: University of Essex - Business Management; University of Nottingham - Business Management and Economics; University of Bournemouth - Business Studies; University for the Creative Arts (UCA).

Entry Recommendations:
Minimum Grade 4 in English GCSE.
Units 1 and 3 Assessed through examination
Units 2, 4 and 5 Assessed by portfolio work.

Annabelle Caldwell

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