Business Level 3
The Cambridge Technical qualifications in Business have been designed in collaboration with universities, employers and industry specialists to ensure the content is relevant and allows you to develop the skills and understanding needed to go on to further study, employment or setting up your own business.
In the first year of this course you will work towards the Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Certificate in Business. There is also the option to continue your studies for a second year to achieve the Cambridge Technical Level 2 Diploma in Business.
On this full-time course, you will learn how businesses operate, consider different types of business ownership and business structures, and investigate the relationship between the ownership of a business and achieving its objectives. You will study the internal workings of businesses, including how different functional areas work together and explore the ways in which businesses respond to changes in their economic, social and technological environment. Throughout the course you will gain an appreciation of the influence different stakeholders can have upon a business. You will learn how to communicate effectively in a business environment and discover how informed business decisions are made using a variety of information. You will develop the skills needed to plan business projects and to assess their effectiveness. In the second year, there will be the opportunity to learn about change management, study accounting and complete a business project. You will learn through a variety of practical activities and theory sessions.
Upon completion you may further develop your business knowledge by progressing to study HNC Business or FdA Business and Management at University Centre South Devon. This programme will also help you to progress to an apprenticeship or employment.
- You will need to have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4(C) or above, including Maths and English
The business environment
How to work effectively in business
How business decisions are made
How to identify and meet customer needs
Change management (second year)
Accounting principles (second year)
Please choose your preferred study option below (subject to change).
This course costs: £
If the amount shown is more than £0.00 and you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.
This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).
You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.
To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.
"When I attended an Open Evening at the University Centre South Devon I was initially unsure which direction I wanted to take. When I spoke to a tutor about my goals, strengths and weaknesses, they guided me to a degree in business and management and I never looked back."Charlotte McGowan