Exam Board OCR
Qualification Cambridge Technical in Business




Merit in Business or Grade 4 in English Language or Literature



(Outline of


 Extended Certificate – 5 units – 3 mandatory units (Unit 1 and 2 – externally examined, and 3 other units internally marked and externally moderated).


This qualification will provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress into higher education on a business-related programme such as Business, Business Management, Marketing, Business and Finance, Business and Economics, Accounting, and the Certificate or Diploma in Human Resource Management. It will also allow learners to choose non-business-related degree programmes.



Assessment Students are expected to build portfolios of evidence for each optional unit studied as well as prepare for two external exams (entitled to one re-sit). The optional units are internally assessed and externally moderated. The assessment of units can take place at a time that is appropriate for students and the school (i.e. a student can present a unit for assessment as required).

Students will be awarded the following grades if successful:

Pass – equivalent to grade E at A-level

Merit – equivalent to grade C at A-level

Distinction – equivalent to grade A at A-level

Distinction* – equivalent to grade A* at A-level



Careers Guidance Business Studies is one of the most popular subject areas offered by most exam boards. 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 Technicals in Business encapsulate this through a wide range of units. It is an ideal foundation for students entering the workplace or moving on to higher education, providing them with a theoretical background reinforced with practical skills that transfer into the modern workplace.

Recent graduate information has shown people with a qualification in Business have progressed into employment with roles such as a project manager, data analyst and operational director.


Key Information

Transition Work

The transition work for Vocational Business Studies can be found below.

Students should attempt to complete one task weekly over the summer ahead of the start of the course.


Week 1

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Week 2

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Week 3

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Week 4

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