BTEC Nationals

Alongside A levels, BTEC Nationals are the most widely-recognised qualification for admission to Higher Education.

Across a range of sectors, BTEC Nationals equip students with the specialist knowledge, practical skills and understanding they need to progress along their chosen learning and career paths.  

Find out everything you need to know about BTEC Nationals, including how they are taught, assessed and the progression opportunities they offer.

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A quick overview of what BTEC Nationals are all about

BTEC Nationals from 2016 and 2017

Find out everything you need to know about your new BTEC Nationals.

Read more about your BTEC Nationals

BTEC Nationals 2010

We’ve extended the last registration date for the current BTEC Nationals (2010).

Read more about our BTEC Nationals for 2010

Teaching BTEC Nationals


Your new BTEC Nationals 2016/2017


BTEC Support


New to teaching BTEC?

Find out everything you need to know about your new BTEC Nationals, for teaching from 2016 and 2017. 

Teaching in England

Teaching in Northern Ireland

Teaching in Wales

Teaching internationally

Discover the range of support services we offer to help you learn about, teach or administer BTECs.

Support for teachers

BTEC Nationals tasks

BTEC Nationals grading

BTEC Nationals Employer Engagement

BTEC Nationals Internal Assessment

BTEC Nationals External Assessment


From planning to assessment, our step-by-step guide to BTEC will help you to get set up and ensure you have everything you need to help your BTEC team and learners succeed.

BTEC services


myBTEC is an online toolkit to streamline BTEC planning, delivery, and assessment. It is free to use for UK BTEC centres.

Training and events

We offer face-to-face and online training events for educators who are teaching or interested in teaching BTEC qualifications.

Getting ready to teach and assess events

BTEC for students

Link to I choose BTEC

Chosen by over 1 million students each year, BTECs are skills-based qualifications that will help you to develop the practical real-world knowledge, experience and skills that they need to progress and succeed throughout your academic and professional life.

Find out more about how BTEC can help you to progress and achieve your goals: whether that’s to get into university, get an apprenticeship or land your dream job!

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