The subject of Business is concerned with looking at the world of business, how businesses are created and how they are organised, staffed and financed. The OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma is a one-year course including one week of work experience, where students will be given the opportunity to develop their employability prospects and develop their verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
The course will interest students who wish to investigate the world of business, to gain future employment in the wide range of job opportunities that are available or to progress onto the Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Business or Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in IT.
You should normally have achieved a grade 3 profile at GCSE. For GCSEs which remain with the old grading system, a grade 3 is equivalent to a Grade D. To study this subject you should have an interest in the Business world.
At HSDC Alton, this full time course is made up of the following 10 units:
Lesson activities are wide-ranging with lessons taking place in both classrooms and computer rooms. Students have time to complete their coursework and partake in work experience. Students will look to progress to the Level 3 programme either in the Extended or Introductory Diploma (Business or IT). For this progression, students are required a Merit overall. Students can also progress to A Level but are required a Distinction overall.
100% coursework, with practical units. All internal units will be assessed and graded by your teachers. At the end of the course points gained will combine to form an overall grade. You can achieve a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*. All assessments are completed through assignments.
You will be expected to provide your own folders, dividers and plastic wallets. There are no costs for the recommended textbooks because all resources are available online.
The teaching and support was really great, the quality was really great, all the teachers really care about your education as well as your wellbeing, they take everything into consideration and they’re great.Katie Whittingham, A Level student
The tutors were really supportive and it was all thanks to them that I have achieved what I have. I’ve also made loads of great friends and really enjoyed my time at the college.Lizaveta Sinkerich, A Level student
My time at the college was definitely life changing, I have learnt a lot of new skills, and obviously it’s a completely new experience. The support was great, there was always people there to help and try make it as easy as they can for you. The college is really fantastic, it has helped me on the way to get to what I want to achieve within my career goals.Erin Morgan, BTEC student