Business Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate OCR Level 3

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 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 is a one year course and is equivalent to ‘A’ level

  • Course Level
    Level 3
  • Duration
    1 year full-time
  • Awarding Body
  • Qualification
    Technical Extended Certificate
  • Course Fee
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If you wish to study business programmes, Doncaster College have courses which can help you develop relevant knowledge and skills and prepare for employment. You must have achieved 5 GCSEs, including English and Maths in order to enrol on Level 3 Business. Further information about any of the courses can be obtained at an Open Day or you can contact the staff team.


96% of learners enjoy their time at college

Student Testimonial

“Level 3 Business was a fantastic experience for me.  It gave me the opportunity to meet new people, some of whom I can say I will keep in touch with forever.  I was given the opportunity to learn in a range of different styles, not just the average classroom based learning! I was able to visit new places and events that really contributed to my studies and overall was a fun and often a practical way to learn.  I was able to pick a good university and it’s all thanks to Doncaster College.”

Shannon Wright

Jenny Tasker

Student Experience Lead – Business

I lead programmes of study in a number of subject areas and I am currently course leader for the BTEC Level 3 Business Extended Diploma and teach on other business and travel programmes.

I enjoy working with the diverse range of young students and adult learners, supporting their progress in their education and have seen some real success stories with students going on to achieve in Higher Education and find rewarding careers.

Enrichment Opportunities

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 Business Enterprise Competitions.  You will take part in a variety of enrichment events as part of your programme of study.


Progression Opportunities

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 Human Resources, Banking and Customer Services.

Employment Opportunities

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

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Applying For This Course

You’ll need to have:

5 GCSEs at grade A*- C or grade 9-4 and above, which must include English and Maths.  Progression internally will be dependent on grades achieved, Course Leader feedback and an attendance record above 90%.

All applicants must complete attend an interview and a selection activity and will have diagnostic assessment of English and Maths .

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

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

Student Services
0800 358 7575

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, please complete our online application form or download a printable form.

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