Business | OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate in Business | Level 3 | Brighton MET

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Course Code: FE0084-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Central Brighton Campus Qualification: OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate in Business - Level 3 Awarding Body: OCR

Why this course?

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This course will provide you with the relevant skills to pursue a career in business, work with a social enterprise, start-up, or to work in a large corporate company.

Every type of business environment requires the ability to be organised, to use office equipment, work with others, deal with customers, answer the telephone, write letters, complete business documents and much more.

Explore, challenge and develop your understanding of the business world by learning about funding, tax, identifying potential markets, grants, business set up loans, costing, marketing strategies, business planning, pitching, research techniques, enterprise skills and by developing innovative ideas. You will also develop the ability to plan and shape your business ideas by considering start-ups, marketing and how to sell your ideas to potential sponsors and partners.

During the course, you will develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the areas of enterprise, finance, marketing and team building in business.

Start dates

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    It’s been such a supportive and friendly environment which has made me comfortable and motivated to do well, the teachers have been amazing and very understanding and supportive and made sure that I am always on track with all my work and am aiming to achieve the best grades possible!
  • student Views Caris Hyatt Business
    I’m so happy that I came to study business at the MET. I have found the course to be highly engaging and the teachers have been very supportive. This course has helped me get into the university of my choice and although I’m excited to continue my journey I will miss the MET a lot!
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    I’m really pleased I chose to study Business at GB MET, all the teachers are really friendly and supportive

Entry requirements

At least four GCSEs grade 4 (C) or above, including English and maths.

You will also need evidence of commitment and good attendance.

In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be part of the admissions process at the College.

If you do not have these grades you can start on the Level 2 course.

Entry requirements

Course Units

This course aims to help learners become occupationally ready to pursue a career in business, or undertake a higher education programme. You will develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required by the sector, including essential employability skills through partaking in a work experience placement.

This course will give you knowledge and experience of a range of transferable business skills, techniques and attributes so that you can specialise in an area of business that interests you.

Upon successful completion of the OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Business, you can progress onto the OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Business or the OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Business.

Course content:

  • Exploring business and management
  • Marketing and events
  • Personal and business finance
  • International business
  • Recruitment

Why the MET?

At the MET, we provide more than just your chosen qualification. All students are enrolled on a specialised Study Programme, which is tailored to your specific educational needs.

Through partnerships with local employers, we will help you become 'work-ready' through work experience, placements, industry visits, job shadowing and real-life projects.

There are also lots of free activities and initiatives for you to get involved with to help you make the most of your time at college. These are excellent opportunities to make new friends, help other students, improve your health and wellbeing, and boost your CV.


  • Access to quality teaching resources, rooms and studios.
  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment.
  • Library and computing facilities.
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support.
  • Cafés and coffee bars with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks.
  • A travel agency and a hair and beauty salon, both open to the public and offering exceptional value.
  • Assessment

    You will be assessed through completing a range of internal assessments, which involve written assignments, presentations and role-plays and external exams.

    Additionally, you will be timetabled for directed study to enable you to maximise your self-study periods and use online resources.

What's next?

You will be ready for a career in business. If you have successfully completed the Level 3 Technical Certificate, you could apply to a university-level course.

Future careers

  • Marketing or advertising executive
  • Accounting or finance
  • Customer service officer
  • Human resources
  • Entrepreneur/small business owner

Course costs

UK and EU students do not have to pay fees if they are under 19 on 31 August in the year they are studying.

More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here.

Please note this is a two year programme that consists of two courses.

Your fee status may change from one year to the next depending on age and circumstance at the start of the next course e.g. if you turn 19 before progressing to the next level, you may be required to pay fees as outlined above.


Course costs

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!

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