Presentation on theme: "BTEC. Over last 25 years have helped millions of people develop skills to get on in life Work-related qualifications are engaging & inspiring Suitable."— Presentation transcript:
Over last 25 years have helped millions of people develop skills to get on in life Work-related qualifications are engaging & inspiring Suitable for wide range of ages & abilities Provide a practical, real-world approach to learning without sacrificing any of the essential subject theory Can be taken as well as or in place of GCSEs & A levels Valued by colleges, universities, employers & professional bodies across the UK Recognised in over 85 countries worldwide
Practical approach to study Offer practical experience that is often lacking in traditional GCSEs Undertake a number of units for which evidence is presented, based on real life work & studies Allows demonstration of skill & knowledge in practical situations
No exam pressure Some students thrive during the pressure of exams, others often fail to achieve their potential due to worry or nerves BTECs are measured throughout the course Allow students to gauge progress on a continuing basis Students more engaged and motivated as they see their progress throughout the course rather than waiting until the end for an exam
Come in different levels from Level 2 BTEC Firsts (equivalent to traditional GCSEs grades A*-C) through to Level 5 BTEC Higher Nationals (equivalent to Foundation Degree) Made up of a number of units Units dependent on level & size of BTEC being taken Results are graded as Pass/Merit/Distinction Time taken to complete depends on size & level of qualification.
The qualifications are fully recognised as holding equivalences to GCSEs A Level 2 BTEC First Diploma is worth the equivalent of 4 GCSE grade A*-C Level 2 BTEC First: Qualification titleCreditsEquivalent to Level 2 Diploma604 GCSEs (A*-C) Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate302 GCSEs (A*-C) Level 2 BTEC Certificate151 GCSE (A*-C)