Business, Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma

Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma

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. You will study a number of mandatory units over one year that will include: Business purposes, Business organisations, Financial forecasting for business, People in organisations and the Marketing Plan. You will also be given units in Training & Employment in Business, Personal Selling in Business, Customer Relations in Business, Business Online and Bookkeeping for Business. 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.

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Business, OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma {FL2} AF-BUSN2D-D(0000)001

Alton Campus
Academic Year 2020-21 (1 years)
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Students 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

This course is made up of ten units:

  • Business purposes
  • Business organisations
  • Financial forecasting for business
  • People in organisations
  • The marketing plan
  • Training and employment in business
  • Personal selling in business
  • Customer relations in business
  • Business online
  • Bookkeeping for business

Lessons activities are wide ranging with lessons taking place in both classrooms and computer rooms. Students have time to complete their coursework 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% course work, 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.

All students will be expected to provide their own folders, dividers and plastic wallets

There is no cost to the recommended textbooks – as all resources are available online

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