BUSINESS

Who is this course for?

Level 3 Cambridge Technical Business

This course is ideal for students who have an interest in business and the way that businesses work. It will compliment a variety of other subjects and careers such as Accounting & Finance, Business Management, Human Resources, Banking, Law, Psychology, Sociology and many more.  The Cambridge Technicals in Business have been developed to meet the changing needs of the sector, and prepare our students for the challenges they’ll face in Higher Education or employment. Our students practically apply their skills and knowledge in preparation for further study or the workplace.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You need to have five GCSEs including English Language and Maths at grade 4 or above.

What are the key things you'll learn?

Students will learn how a business might evolve. From a small start-up business to a large multinational organisation, our students will consider a range of different business types and gain an understanding of how the choice of business type might affect the objectives that are set. Students will also look at the internal workings of businesses, including their internal structure and how different functional areas work together. Plus, by looking at the external constraints under which a business must operate, your students will gain an understanding of the legal, financial and ethical factors that have an impact. Students will also explore ways in which businesses respond to changes in their economic, social and technological environment; and gain an appreciation of the influence different stakeholders can have upon a business. 

 

The business world places a high value on the ability to research, analyse and evaluate information in order to make considered decisions and your students will have the opportunity to gain these vital skills. Alongside this they will develop practical employability skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders, and to manage their time effectively.   

How will you be assessed?

Year 1

 

  • The business environment (Exam)

  •  Customers and Communication (Coursework)

 

Year 2

 

  • Working in business (Exam)

 

Two optional units from the following:

  • Business decisions (Exam)

  • Marketing and Market research (Coursework)

  • Introduction to human resources (Coursework)

  • Accounting concepts (Coursework)

  • International business (Coursework)

  • Business events (Coursework)

  • Being entrepreneurial and evaluating viable opportunities (Coursework)

ICT

Who is this course for?

The qualifications is ideal for students considering a careers within the IT/Digital industry with the aim to develop our students’ knowledge, understanding and skills of the principles of IT and Global Information Systems. The students will practically apply their skills and knowledge in preparation for further study, apprenticeship or the workplace.     

 

What do you need to apply for the course?

You need to have five GCSEs including English Language and Maths at grade 4 or above.

What are the key things you'll learn?

Our students will gain an insight into the IT sector as they investigate the pace of technological change, IT infrastructure, the flow of information on a global scale, and the importance of legal and security considerations. Designed in collaboration with experts spanning the breadth of the sector, the Level 3 Cambridge Technicals in IT focus on the requirements that today’s universities and employers demand.   

How will you be assessed?

Year 1

 

  • Fundamentals of IT (Exam)

  • Global information systems (Exam)

 

Year 2

 

  • Cyber security (Exam)

Two optional units from the following:

  • Project management (Coursework)

  • Product development (Coursework)

  • Systems analysis and design (Coursework)

  • The internet of everything (Coursework

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