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.
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
• Customers and Communication
• The Principles of Project Management
• Marketing and Market Research
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 coursework assignments. The coursework units of study are internally assessed by course tutors and reviewed by Doncaster College quality assurance staff, as well as being externally assessed by OCR Visiting Moderators.
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%.