Business is at the heart of the economy, encouraging innovation and creating wealth. The Technical Extended Certificate is a vocational qualification through which you will explore the world of business, from small start-ups to large multinational organisations. The course covers the internal workings of businesses, including internal structures and how different functional areas work together. You will also look at the external constraints under which a business must operate; the legal, financial and ethical factors that have an impact; the ways in which businesses respond to changes in their economic, social and technological environment and the influence different stakeholders can have upon a business. All work is set in the context of real businesses in the local area.