Edexcel offers a wide variety of both vocational and general qualifications, including BTEC with more than 500,000 students studying these programmes each year. Edexcel BTEC qualifications are accepted by all UK Universities for direct entry with advanced standing on to their degree programmes and anywhere in the world with options of completing their degree from their home country. BTEC qualifications are suitable for a wide range of learners.
They offer an alternative to more traditional qualifications, combining the best mix of academic and vocational methods of learning. They are respected and understood by employers and Higher Education institutions alike.
BTEC's will develop and enhance the skills that you already have and encourage you to think about relating your learning to real-life situations. Edexcel's range of Qualifications aim to:
- Prepare students for the world of work
- Help students achieve success in their working lives;
- Provide students with an intellectual challenge;
- Develop students' skills and personal qualities;
- Meet the changing needs of industry and commerce.
BTEC qualifications have been developed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of areas. The courses offered are practical and will give you the opportunity to complete assignments and activities based on realistic situations linked to working environments. They will give you a good feel for what it will feel like to be at work as well as developing your communication, IT, time management and team work skills. Students are attracted to this strong vocational programme of study that meets their individual progression needs whether this is into employment or to further study on degree or professional courses.
BTEC stands for Business & Technology Education Council and was established in 1984.
BTEC is a suite of international qualifications taught across the globe by leading educational institutes. Learners who undertake a BTEC qualification develop a blend of in-depth knowledge and important skills specific to a vocational sector such as IT, Business, Marketing and Operations and Accounting.
Why should I take BTEC Qualifications?
There is a growing gap between what employers want, and the abilities of school leavers and graduates.
BTEC offers a solution. The content of the course is based on real employer needs, and students are assessed via the innovative BTEC assignment process, which gets students to complete tasks that reflect real industry challenges.
The BTEC is shaped to be relevant to your local environment and is taught by professionals with experience and contacts within the relevant industry.