• Level3
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration2 years
  • Awarding bodyBTEC


This course will give you the knowledge, understanding and skills to be successful in business. The mandatory units, all of which are fundamental to business success cover the business environment, marketing, international business, and business accounting. You will also have the opportunity to study a range of specialist units, selected to prepare you for work. These include communications, finance, customer service, market research, teamwork, event management and recruitment, ethics and many more.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules offered may vary.

Modules will include:

  • Business Environment
  • Business Resources
  • Marketing
  • Business Accounting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Communication
  • Financial Accounting
  • Creative Product Promotion
  • Market Research
  • Internet Marketing
  • Recruitment & Selection
  • Managing a Business Event
  • Developing Teams in Business
  • Business Law
  • Health & Safety
  • Business Ethics
  • Business and the Economic Environment
  • International Business

September - June

Entry requirements

You must have achieved an appropriate Level 2 vocational qualification and/ or five GCSEs at grade 4/5 (C) or above.

The OCR course is based around students completing 18 full portfolios of work around different business topics. Work will be submitted on a weekly basis and externally assessed at two points within each academic year.

You will be required to build a portfolio of work and also submit work electronically.

This course is assessed through the completion of a portfolio covering 9 assignments, 1 exam and 3 controlled assessments.

This qualification will provide you with a range of transferable skills so that you can progress onto a range of our HE courses.

Past students have progressed onto our foundation degrees in Business (Human Resource Management) or (Marketing and Enterprise) and have then completed the top-up degree. Some students have chosen more specialised degrees such as the Hospitality Management programme and the Airport and Airline Management course.

You can also choose to pursue a business degrees across major universities.

The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into higher education. When applying for university we can provide support with the UCAS application and Student Finance.

Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. 

Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time students.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form, or you can download a full time course application here and print it out, complete the form and send it to the College. If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk

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Explore Business

Business students will be based within the main College campus, accessing our specialist classrooms to prepare for a career in an office based environment, completing a portfolio of work and gaining experience for progression into a range of business roles such as management, human resources, finance and marketing. 

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.