Business Studies

Cambridge Technical Level 3

(Extended Certificate – equivalent to 1 A Level)

A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts. ~ Richard Branson

A Cambridge Technical in Business focuses on the skills, knowledge and     understanding that today’s universities and employers demand. Students will practically apply their skills and knowledge in preparation for further study or the workplace.


There are three mandatory units :

The business environment – Examination

Covers an understanding of the wider external contexts in which businesses operate and internal business functions such as legal, financial, ethical and resource constraints that affect business behaviour .

Working in business – Examination

Examines the type of critical skills needed when working in business, such as organisation, prioritisation and effective communication. Students will learn how to use different business documents and the organisational protocols that most businesses would expect employees to follow.

Customers and communication – Coursework

Students will appreciate how vital customers are to the success of a business. This module will give students an understanding of how important it is for businesses to know their customers and what influences customer behaviour.

In the second year students complete a further two pieces of coursework. These will be chosen from range of options according to the learners strengths and interests.