OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma (Equivalent to one GCE A Level – Two Year Course)
Level: Level 3 in the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).
Examination Board / website: OCR – www.ocr.org.uk
Assessment Details: This qualification is internally assessed by centre assessors and quality assurance personnel and externally moderated by OCR Visiting Moderators. This qualification is graded: Pass, Merit, Distinction, and Distinction*.
Course Outline: The Introductory Diploma is made up of two mandatory units and four further units completed over two years. It aims to provide candidates with a broad introduction to the business sector and encourages candidates to develop skills, knowledge and understanding in realistic business contexts, such as discovering the problems and opportunities faced by local businesses, the benefits of Internet Marketing and how to Manage a Business Event.
The units to be studied are:
- Unit 1 The Business Environment (Mandatory)
- Unit 2 Business Resources (Mandatory)
- Unit 6 Business Communication
- Unit 11 Internet Marketing In Business
- Unit 14 Managing a Business Event
- Unit 19 Website Design Strategy
Skills / Aptitudes required to be successful in this course:
- An interest in Business.
- Good personal organisation and time management; willingness to learn and progress.
Interpersonal skills: working in teams; discussing problems or issues; leading a team.
Good investigative and research skills
Pathways – Career and /or further study possibilities: This course will equip you with the technical skills, knowledge and understanding, to prepare you for a professional career in Business or related subjects. It is suitable for:
Learners studying in preparation for employment in Business.
Learners wishing to gain a Level 3 qualification to support further study in Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) in Business.
Learners wishing to gain a Level 3 qualification to support further study in FE or HE in any other sector or subject area.