OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

(1 A-level equivalent)

Subject Information

Business is one of the most popular subject areas at Key Stage 5.  Businesses are the heart of the economy.  They develop innovation, create wealth within communities and lead the way in enhancing the skills of the UK workforce.

The OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Business encapsulate this through a wide range of units.  It is an ideal foundation for students entering the workplace or going on further study, providing them with a theoretical background reinforced with practical skills that transfer into the modern workplace.

This course leads to an OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Business.


Compulsory Units:
The Business environment
(Examined unit – 1hr 30min written paper)Understanding the different types of business and how they are influenced by the wider environment.

Working in Business

Understand how to work effectively within a business environment. This includes arranging meetings, working with business documents, making payments, prioritising business activities and communicating with stakeholders.

(Examined unit – 1hr 30min written paper)


Customers and Communication

Understand and learn the purpose, methods and importance of communication in business and the appropriateness of different forms of communication for different situations. You will develop the skills that will help you create a rapport with customers and have the opportunity to practise and develop your business communication skills.

Optional Units:
Introduction to Human ResourcesUnderstand the HR function within a business and learn about factors affecting human resources planning. You will understand the importance of motivating and training employees to achieve their potential. You will learn how businesses measure employee performance.  Accounting Concepts

Understand the foundations of business accounting and gain essential skills in, and knowledge of, the purposes of accounting, and the accounting procedures used to produce final accounts. You will consider the reasons for keeping accurate financial records and the importance of updating cash books and preparing bank reconciliation statements.

 Further Information

Please see:

  • Mrs Carmichael
  • Mr Errington
  • Mr Eccleston