What is a BTEC?



BTECs are high quality, hands-on qualifcations grounded in the real world of work. BTECs are all about learning by doing and that means BTEC students put what they learn into practice straight away.  Throughout the course, they work on a series of assignments set in real-life scenarios, developing the practical knowledge and skills employers and universities are looking for. It’s so much more than just a certifcate – BTEC-qualifed students will keep applying what they learn on their BTEC course as they progress to university or a job – and throughout their future career.

BTEC is the world’s most successful and best-loved applied learning brand, and it has been engaging students in practical, interpersonal and thinking skills for more than thirty years. Based on the National Occupational Standards (NOSS), BTECs are work-related qualifications for students taking their first steps into employment or those already in employment and seeking career development opportunities.

All BTEC qualifications are regulated by OfQual (the UK government regulator). BTECs provide progression into the workplace either directly or via study at university and are also designed to meet employers needs.

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Last modified: Monday, 12 August 2019, 5:26 PM