Current students have enjoyed marketing topics as they provide a chance to find out from real experience about a variety of organisations. Students like the fact that their coursework assignments count towards their final grade and that there are no exams. You will be required to use real businesses for your coursework in order to give you real world examples on which to base your assignments.
It is, however, a demanding course and students need to work consistently hard throughout the two years, often on more than one piece of coursework at a time, to achieve a good grade. There are, however, opportunities to improve grades on coursework.
Your skills in time management will improve over the two years and this will be vital for gaining good grades.
You will often work in small groups and you may well be required to present your findings to a particular task to the rest of the group.
The range of units you study is very wide, including the core units and those designed to facilitate more specialist study. The specialist units cover a wide range of business topics, including those concerned with business finances, managing human resources, marketing and event planning.
It is possible for students to study an AS Level alongside their Cambridge Technical Diploma course, although this is likely to be a challenging programme of study. An opportunity for work experience is included in the course at the end of the first year.