CTEC Level 3

Awarding Body: OCR

Qualification Level(s)

Available as:

  • Certificate (1 year, equivalent to an AS level)
  • Introductory Diploma (2 years, equivalent to an A level)

Course Description

The world of business increasingly influences our day-to-day lives. Through this qualification you will gain a broad understanding of business operations and the working world. The course is an exciting opportunity to learn about the latest trends and developments in business, and to conduct investigations using work-related contexts.

There are no additional entry requirements for this course. Please refer to the basic entry requirements for this course/level.

As an international student you must:

  • Demonstrate a suitable level of academic English, normally at CEFR level B1. For Tier Visa applications Portsmouth College recommends a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 overall (with no component lower than 5) to best succeed in your studies.
  • Demonstrate that you are competent to study at Level 3 in your chosen subjects during your application, including certificates of your qualifications and subject specific requirements such as evidence of an art portfolio for entry on to one of our Art courses.
  • Successfully complete a Skype interview with the College to discuss and assess your choices.

The course provides a fantastic opportunity to develop a broad knowledge and a wide range of skills for use in business environments. Units covered are:

Year 1:

  • The Business Environment
  • Business Resources
  • Introduction to Marketing

Year 2:

  • Business Accounting
  • Business Communication
  • Development planning for a career in business

100% coursework

It is an expectation that students undertake work experience during the year in order to complete Unit 2: Business Resources. The College’s E6 Programme can help you prepare for this, as well as provide workshops to support you in your next steps to university or employment.

The CTEC Level 3 Business Certificate provides progression to study in further education (FE) or higher education (HE).