What is BTEC?

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, Hospitality and Engineering

Why should I take a BTEC qualification?

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.

In 2009/2010 alone, over 1 million learners worldwide registered to take a BTEC qualification.

Where is BTEC recognised?
  • 95% of UK Higher Education Institutes
  • Over 200 universities worldwide – including several of The Times top 100 ranked universities in Australia,Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong
  • Over 70 professional bodies – including Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • International employers such as Shell, BAE Systems, PWC and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
…all actively recruit BTEC graduates

Pearson has a dedicated team who work with a wide range of universities, employers and professional bodies to guarantee progression routes internationally for BTEC graduates.