Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Business

Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

Exam Board: OCR

2 years

Equivalent to: 3 A Levels

Course Content:

  • Marketing – how Marketing Managers decide on the pricing, packaging and promotion for their products. And what colours, sizes and features it should have.
  • Human Resources – how businesses recruit staff, then how do they keep them through a combination of rewards and training
  • Ethics – is it right that some businesses don’t pay tax to the British Government, is it right that supermarkets make own brands too just like the real brands?
  • Finance – why is Jones the Bootmaker losing money, how will Vodafone raise the money to build their 5G network?
  • Web design – what web tricks do companies like EasyJet use to make us book now, where is the best place to add your ‘Buy Now’ button?


100% course work

18 different Units over the two years.

Studying at Alton College:

Lesson activities are wide ranging; you will use case studies to explore how business have acted. And role play to practice interview skills. And computer models to see what happens when you make decisions. And hear from speakers to bring the topic to life. 

Entry requirements:

Students should normally have achieved at least five GCSEs at grade 9-4. For GCSEs which remain with the old grading system, a Grade 4 is equivalent to a Grade C. Alternatively, if you have studied at Level 2, you should have achieved a merit or above. Vocational courses are an ideal qualification for students who prefer coursework.

To study this course, you should have an interest in the business world.

Course costs:


Business works well with:

English Language
Environmental Sustainability