Understanding our qualifications

Comparing BTEC to other qualifications

We offer a range of qualifications and learning opportunities to help you progress and your professional skills at every stage of your academic life and career.  

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Choosing your BTEC

The tables provide an overview of the range of BTECs available to learners at different levels and stages of their academic and professional career.  

Age 14-16

Your BTEC options Equivalent in standard to Level
BTEC Tech Awards GCSE grades A to E 1 to 2
BTEC Firsts GCSE Grades A* to C 2
MySkills   Entry to 3
BTEC Workskills   Entry to 3
BTEC IT Users (ITQ)   Entry to 3

Age 16 plus

Your BTEC options Equivalent in standard to Level
BTEC Level 1 Introductory   1
BTEC Level 2 Technicals   2
BTEC Nationals A levels 3
BTEC Higher Nationals 1st and 2nd yr undergraduate degree 4-5
BTEC Apprenticeships   2-3
BTEC Higer Apprenticeships   4-5
BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design   3-4
BTEC Specialist   1-3
BTEC Professional   4-7
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