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Level 3 Business Cambridge Technical Certificate OCR

Business Studies is one of the most interesting, relevant and varied subjects available. Whether you wish to be one of the 3 million people employed within the retail industry within the UK, work in marketing or be part of a project management team or a team of administrators, this course will help you to develop a greater knowledge and understanding of the business world and develop relevant skills for employment.

This course is designed to prepare you for employment in Business and provide you with a sound overview of working within a business environment. The Cambridge Technical provides opportunities to develop skills demanded by employers.

You will learn about the business environment, business resources and different aspects of business, such as marketing and communication.

The programme of study offers you the opportunity for a qualification to help you:

  • prepare for further learning or training
  • develop essential knowledge, transferable skills and personal skills in a subject area that interests you with the aim of enhancing your employability
  • move into different areas of employment
  • develop your knowledge and skills as part of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • achieve a nationally recognised vocational qualification

This course provides UCAS points towards university entrance.

Students have progressed onto posts in administration within both the public and the private sector, retail, marketing, accountancy and junior management positions, however, this course can lead to a number of positions across different sectors including Project Management, Human Resources, Banking and Customer Services.


Students will need to be prepared for an intensive programme and to manage time effectively, attend regularly and meet deadlines for assessment.


Visits will be arranged to local businesses and guest speakers from industry will enable links to be made between different aspects of the course. Students have had success in working with local employers from Lakeside Shopping Village, Doncaster Council and with the Bank of England.

Have any further questions about the course? You can contact someone specifically by using the details below:

Jenny Tasker   01302 553649     jenny.tasker@don.ac.uk

Tracey Baker   01302 553650     tracey.baker@don.ac.uk

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 3

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    1 year

  • Awarding Body


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You will also have the opportunity to extend your essential knowledge and tools for the world of work by further developing transferable skills such as planning, research and analysis, working with others and effective communication.

Units of Study

  • The Business Environment
  • Working in Business
  • Enterprise Project

Your programme will also include Business Skills Development in relation to working with others, academic writing skills and employability skills. You will be expected to undertake some research and online work and assessment for the OCR qualification in your own time.


Assessment will be carried out by externally set and externally marked exam and by completion of practical tasks.

You need five GCSEs or equivalent qualifications, which must include English and Maths at Grade 4 or better (Previously, A* to C).

Progression internally will be dependent on grades achieved, Course Leader feedback and an attendance record above 90%.

Financial Support

Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.

Course Fees


We do not currently have fee information available for this course. Please contact us for further information.


Apply or enquire about this course

Please use the following links to make an application or enquiry about this course.


Apply online Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 7575

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

Visit our International pages for more information and contact details