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Cambridge Technical Diploma in Business

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Students taking The Cambridge Technical Diploma in Business may not have taken the subject at GCSE level.


We are happy for a Year 12 student with no previous knowledge of the subject to join the course, assuming that they have a keen interest in the Business environment and what is being reported in the media. 


Alongside the course itself, there is an opportunity to join in business competitions such as Young Enterprise which will add to the enjoyment and achievement of students at this level. 


We direct our efforts towards developing Business students with; critical, creative, and research aptitudes along with profound social commitment and capability to contribute to entrepreneurial and business development.

Courses Offered

Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Business (OCR).

Equivalent to 2 A levels.

Syllabus Breakdown

The focus of the course is on Marketing with other business topics covered that relate to the focus. The majority of the course is coursework-based with some external exams that students need to pass to complete the course

Unit 1     The Business Environment                   EXAM

Unit 2     Working in Business                              EXAM

Unit 3     Business Decisions                                 EXAM

Unit 4     Customers and Communications     

Unit 5     Marketing and Market Research

Unit 6     Marketing Strategy

Unit 7     Marketing Campaign

Unit 15   Change Management                            EXAM

Unit 16   Principles of Project Management                       

Unit 22   Delivering a Business Project            


(Unit 1 and Unit 22 are worth double)

Minimum Entry Requirements

Students must achieve our general Sixth Form entry requirements of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, to be accepted on this course. 

Why Study This Subject?

The Cambridge Technical Diploma in Business has been designed to form qualifications which provide knowledge and understanding of this vocational area. They are ideal qualifications for those students who want a broad background in Business which will allow them to progress to further or higher education, training or employment.

The course of study prescribed by this specification can reasonably be undertaken by students entering this vocational area for the first time. Progression through Advanced Level will provide a suitable basis for further study in related subjects in Higher Education as well as a valuable preparation for careers in any area of business.

Wider Opportunities

Numerous great speakers from a variety of businesses both local and national

Participation on the TFL Innovate and ICAEW Base competitions.  Business visits.

What Our Students Say:

“I really enjoyed the Applied Business course as it was vocationally based.  I preferred the coursework elements, guest speakers and the opportunity to set up a real business through the Young Enterprise Scheme.”

“I preferred Applied Business as the coursework components enabled me to improve my work and gain grades above what I was predicted.”

“I enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about real life businesses and apply it in my coursework.”

What Can I Do Next?

Higher education courses are available in many universities.  Degree level programmes include:

Business Management, Business and Finance, Logistics and Supply Chain, Personnel Management, Events Management and Enterprise.

Higher level apprenticeships are also available, leading to Business or Business Administration careers.

Opportunities for graduates include Business Ownership, Sales and Marketing executive positions, Chartered Accountancy, Human Resource Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Systems Analyst positions, Retail Management, Insurance Underwriter positions, Public Relations, Teaching, and Events Management.