Progress with BTEC

Where can BTEC take you? In this section you’ll find fascinating facts, quotes, case studies and videos from our BTEC ambassadors – employers, entrepreneurs, universities and BTEC-qualified students – who’ll be sharing their experiences, and explaining why they are advocates of BTEC learning.  

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"BTEC courses give you real, hands-on experience. It’s what I call ‘learning by doing’ and gives you the skills today’s employers are looking for." Peter Jones CBE, Entrepreneur

BTEC facts and statistics

  • In 2015, 1 in 4 students who got into university in the UK did so with a BTEC (UCAS report – Progression Pathways January 2016)
     
  • 4 out of 5 of BTEC students go on to receive a First or Second class degree (The outcomes associated with the BTEC route of degree level acquisition, London Economics 2013)
     
  • 37% of businesses prefer recruits to hold a mix of academic and vocational qualifications or value them equally (Inspiring Growth: Pearson/Skills CBI Skills survey 2015)
  • Learners who hold BTEC qualifications have high rates of progression between learning levels compared to other types of vocational qualification (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills – October 2015).