What is a BTEC?
BTECs (which stands for the Business & Technology Education Council) are high–quality, career–focused qualifications grounded in the real world of work.
BTEC courses focus on skills-based learning and are designed around themed units. Rather than testing everything at the end, BTECs are tested throughout the course using assessments based on real-life scenarios.
This practical approach allows learners to develop and apply the knowledge, skills and behaviours that employers and universities are looking for.
With a BTEC qualification, you will learn and develop key skills such as:
- Organisation and working to deadlines
- Ability to learn and adapt
- Initiative and problem solving
- Sector-specific skills and knowledge
of businesses say they prefer their employees to have a mix of academic and technical qualifications.
(CBI Skills Survey, 2018)
of BTEC students opted for their BTEC because they could learn by doing, getting practical hands-on experience while studying.
(Pearson BTEC Learner Survey, 2019)
of Universities in the UK accept BTEC qualifications.
Which BTEC is right for you?
Your BTEC courses
Here is the range of BTEC qualifications you can choose from, and where they can lead you.
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