Business (Extended Certificate)
|Mode of study||Academic Cambridge Technicals|
|Campus||Welsh Bridge Campus|
|Start date||4 September 2023|
|Course code||CTB-CX (2325)|
Who is it for?
You will benefit from excellent teaching which will develop your skills and business knowledge to equip you for degree-level study, further training, an apprenticeship or a career in business.
This course will bring you into contact with local and national businesses through assignment work, educational trips and visiting speakers. We aim to equip you with research, time-management and independent learning skills as you complete the exam and coursework elements of this course.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths.
What does the course involve?
We’ll support you in developing the skills and business knowledge to equip you for degree-level study, further training, an apprenticeship, or a career in business.
This course will bring you into contact with local and national businesses through assignment work, educational trips and visiting speakers.
We aim to equip you with research, time-management, and independent learning skills as you complete the exam and coursework elements of this course.
You may be a student who prefers coursework to exams and this course has a balance of both. This is a course that enables you to learn about businesses in an applied way, using real companies to provide the context for your coursework assignments.
- Unit 1 – The Business Environment (exam)
- Unit 4 – Customers and Communication (coursework).
- Unit 2 – Working in Business (exam)
- Unit 5 – Marketing and Market Research (coursework)
- Unit 8 – Introduction to Human Resource Management (coursework).
The exam units involve learning about types of business ownership, finance, and ethical issues. You will also learn about working in a business, effective communication, and payment methods. The coursework units involve investigating a different local or national business, requiring you to carry out independent and group research.
How is the course assessed?
Two exams and three internally assessed coursework units. There is a resit opportunity for the exams.
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We organise visiting speakers and expect students to fully participate in the activities that are created to support coursework assignments. We offer a range of support to ensure students succeed in the Cambridge Technical Business Course.
You can progress to a range of higher education courses, including degree courses in Business Management, Marketing, Accountancy and Law. Many national companies are offering fantastic apprenticeship opportunities and our students have been successful in securing highly sought-after training with businesses such as Dyke Yaxley (accountancy), Capgemini (degree apprenticeship) and the Civil Service.
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button and then add an additional two or three subjects to make up your academic programme. You can also apply for a second, alternative vocational programme of study via a separate application. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 260401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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