Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in Business

Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma

Exam Board: OCR

2 years

Equivalent to: 1 A Level

Course Content:

You will study a diverse range of topics, some of these are outlined below:

  • The Business Environment – You will develop an understanding of the range of different businesses that can exist in an economy. You will discover the different purposes that such organisations can have and the different forms of ownership that can exist.
  • Business Resources – The unit looks at how a range of resources including human, physical, technological and financial resources are used and managed within business.
  • Creative Product Promotion – Promotion is an important part of the marketing mix, you will explore how businesses promote their products and create your own campaign.
  • Business Accounting – Accounting records are frequently used in business decision making, you will gain an understanding of their purpose and uses in a business context. 


100% course work

You will study 6 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.

Course costs:


Business works well with:

English Language
Environmental Sustainability

What our students say

"The course is informative and interesting. The deadlines teach you to manage time and work effectively. It has taught me about the business world, which has lead me to chose and apply for a business course at university."

Maddie Young, previously at Peter Symonds College