BTEC Higher Nationals About your new BTEC Higher Nationals
Find out more about the new specification and structures, revised programme approval process and the new pricing model for our BTEC Higher Nationals from 2016.
Meeting the higher level skills agenda
With input from industry, employers, professional bodies, tutors, students, and higher education institutions, your new BTEC Higher Nationals have been designed to better meet the changing needs for skills.
The result is a suite of qualifications designed and developed to meet professional standards and recognised by employers, professional bodies and universities, which develops not only students' academic skills and abilities, but their work-readiness skills too.
The objectives of the redevelopment of the new BTEC Higher Nationals have been to ensure:
- employer engagement
- work relatedness
- opportunities for progression to further higher education
- alignment with UK higher education expectations
- qualifications that are up to date with current professional practice and include professional accreditation where possible.
A new programme approval process
Providers wishing to deliver the new BTEC Higher National qualifications will be subject to a new qualification approval process, more aligned with that used in UK higher education.
You'll find more information in the approval guidance document below.