What is a BTEC? Education
The acronym BTEC stands for Business and Technology Education Council. BTECs are work-related qualifications that combine both practical learning with academic learning.
There are multiple levels of BTEC qualifications in a whole range of sectors. These range from entry-level through to level 7, which is equivalent to postgraduate study at university.
There are currently 3 main levels of study for BTEC. These are:
- BTEC Firsts
- BTEC Nationals
- BTEC Apprenticeships
Who are BTECs for?
BTECs are for individuals who are looking to start a career in a certain sector. They can be studied as just one course, or alongside other qualifications such as GCSEs and A-Levels.
Do I need any qualifications to do a BTEC?
Entry requirements for BTECs depend on the type of course you’d like to do and which level you are taking. If you are looking at school or colleges or considering studying for a BTEC with a training provider, they will let you know what the entry requirements are and support you to gain these if you haven’t already.
Where could a BTEC take me?
There are a number of options available to individuals who complete a BTEC. This depends on the level they are at and where they would like to go next. Some students move on to employment or continue to study further.
What areas can I do a BTEC in?
There are over 2,000 BTEC qualifications available in a number of sectors including business, childcare, health and social care, public services, travel and tourism, construction and more!
Learn More About BTECs with Building Better Opportunities
If you are unemployed, live in Stafford or South Staffordshire, and would like to progress your career through personal development and training, we can help! At Building Better Opportunities, we can support you to gain a place on a BTEC course in the sector of your choosing and work with you to create a personal development plan in line with your goals.