Business CTEC

Course Overview

This course provides an exciting opportunity for students who are looking to progress on to A Levels/BTEC courses at Cadbury College
that can lead to a career in the business sector.
Business is one of the most popular subjects offered at Cadbury College and offers students the opportunity to explore the world of business using hands-on practical experience based on real life scenarios, promoting a wide range of learning styles. Students will be given guidance and support if they wish to undertake any optional work experience in relevant areas.

Entry Requirements

No prior subject knowledge is required. Minimum entry of GCSE English grade 3 and GCSE Maths grade 3.


Studying business can enhance the employability of students.  We have links with several accountancy firms who offer work experience including Ernst   Young and PWC.  We receive many offers of placements from businesses in other industries and we are always keen to promote these to our students. We also enter the CIPFA Management games each year and this is a great opportunity to network with people in Public Finance Sector.

Course Outline

Components of Course

  • 10 different units studied over the year, covering a range of topics like finance, marketing, communication, training and employment and business online. 


  • 100% Coursework


  • Range of assessment methods, PowerPoints, role play, reports.


  • No exams

Exam Board

  • OCR
Sakib Hassan

"The reason why I enjoy this subject is because it has one of the best teachers, great classmates, an amazing working environment and it gives me a valuable insight into the ever-changing world of business"

Sakib Hassan

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places on offer a reserve list will be opened.

What are the costs to study at Cadbury College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place after GCSE Results are announced. It is usually at the end of August into the beginning of September, with all students being on timetable by the end of the first week of September. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. The enrolment appointment will take between 1 and 2 hours.

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