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Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Business

Level 3 (equivalent to 1 A level)

2 years

From small, single-owner enterprises to large multinational organisations, the impact of businesses is far reaching. They provide goods and services, create jobs and growth in the economy, as well as creating new opportunities through skill development and innovation.

Developed with Cambridge University, this vocational qualification in Business offers learners the opportunity to progress onto a qualification in the same subject area at a higher level in Higher Education (HE), access to Apprenticeships in the same field or straight into industry. And if you plan to go onto an HE course, options are broad - offering you opportunity to access an Accounting, Business & Accounting, Marketing or Business & Marketing degree programme.

Your work will focus on a number of themes and you can expect to cover the following units:

  • The business environment
  • Working in business
  • Business decisions
  • Customers and communication
  • Change management
  • Principles of project management
  • Delivering a business project
  • Marketing and market research
  • Marketing strategy
  • Marketing campaigns

This course is for you if:

You are interested in the ways businesses work and are considering a career in any of the industries described above. You will be a good communicator, organised and keen to be challenged.

Assessment (Students will achieve a Distinction*, Distinction, Merit or Pass grade) 

  • 66% Exam
  • 37% Assignment

This course is recognized by universities and allocated UCAS points

  • Pass                 16
  • Merit                 32
  • Distinction         48
  • Distinction*       56