A BTEC is so much more than a qualification – former BTEC students often say how they continue to apply what they learned on their BTEC course, when they progressed on to further study, started a job and as they advance throughout their career.

Hear from BTEC learners, institutions and former students below.

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Our BTEC International Award winners

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Megan Piechowiak

BTEC Sport Learner of the Year

Jumeirah English Speaking School - UAE

Megan studies an International Level 3 BTEC in Sport at Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS), holds a Level 3 Personal Training certification and is also a certified netball coach. She umpires three nights a week for different elite netball leagues and is captain of the netball, rounders, swimming and basketball teams at JESS.

Wilbert Kapinga

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Wilbert Kapinga

BTEC Performing Arts Learner of the Year

Braeburn International School Arusha - Tanzania

Wilbert studies at the Braeburn International School Arusha (Tanzania) for a BTEC International Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Performing Arts. Unsurprisingly he spends a lot of his free time performing in addition to his extra studies for A Level French and a BTEC in Sport. He is also a Sports Prefect for his school.

Chit Phoo Wai Kyaw Myanmar Noble University Myanmar
Gabriella Doria  Braeburn International School Arusha Tanzania
Mansi Kanani Oshwal Academy- Senior High Kenya
Niamh Hanlon Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education Ireland
Noor Sharaf  British School of Bahrain Bahrain
Bao Van Tran American Polytechnic College  Vietnam
Ben Woolas Dubai British School Emirates Hills UAE
Boaz van der Shaaf  The International School of The Hague Netherlands
Damla Janset Kadim TED Ankara College Turkey
David Beamish  Gems Wellington Academy UAE
Denis Lapsekili TED Ankara College Turkey
Heidi Ruse  Dubai English Speaking College UAE
Kenneth Doran CDETB - Ballyfermot College of Further Education Ireland
Kirsten Gray  Dubai English Speaking College  UAE
Maftah Mohamed Braeburn International School Arusha Tanzania
Mansi Vimal Haria Oshwal Academy- Senior High Kenya
Mouli Bhaskaran  King's Cornerstone International College India
Sahadat Hossain Cambrian International College of Aviation Bangladesh
Sharon Frisby  Braeburn International School Arusha Tanzania
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Eren Büktel

Eren teaches BTEC Applied Science Level 1 and Level 3 at TED Atakent High School in Turkey. He is a determined, entrepreneurial professional who brings exceptional creativity to his lessons. His innovative approach has also driven strong applicable links to the real world for his learners.

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IVS Alliance

The IVS Alliance group offers 6 BTEC programmes at UK level 3, which are EQF level 4. They offer courses in the Business and Hospitality BTEC sectors, with customised qualifications in Business and Fashion and Executive Management.

Special case studies

CAMFED Learner Guide programme

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CAMFED BTEC Learner Guides

CAMFED is an international non-profit organisation tackling poverty and inequality by supporting girls to go to school and succeed. As part of their learner guide programme, CAMFED uses specially developed Pearson BTEC resources in their classrooms. We spoke to Alex Logan, development officer for CAMFED international to learn more about this programme and the impact of BTEC resources on their learners and volunteers.

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Teacher case studies

Meenakshi Ganeriwala

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Meenakshi Ganeriwala, India

Mahatma Gandhi International School values our partnership with BTEC.
The teachers and learners have a love and respect for BTEC that allows us to be able to offer BTEC even though they are currently not accepted by universities.

Teaches: BTEC IT, BTEC CMP and BTEC EE

Current Role: Head of centre at Mahatma Gandhi International School

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Eren Buktel, Turkey

Eren teaches BTEC Applied Science Level 1 and Level 3 at TED Atakent High School in Turkey. He is a determined, entrepreneurial professional who brings exceptional creativity to his lessons. His innovative approach has also driven strong applicable links to the real world for his learners.

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Shalini Rajan, Dubai

Shalini firmly believes BTEC is the best vocational qualification. She provides her students at Winchester School, Dubai, the chance to apply their skills within and beyond the classroom. 


Institution case studies

Cambridge House Community College, Valencia, Spain

Students at Cambridge House come from a diverse range of academic backgrounds and are often ESL (English as a second language) learners, driving staff at the school to experiment with innovative teaching techniques that allow them to respond dynamically to learner needs.

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Shanto-Mariam Institute of Creative Technology, Bangladesh

Shanto-Mariam Institute of Creative Technology is a pioneer BTEC institute in Bangladesh focusing on Art & Design. We spoke with Abdullah Masud, a previous director at the institution to discuss more about their centre and how their BTEC courses have been providing their students the skills and knowledge to achieve their further education and career goals.

People at the Shanto-Mariam Institute of Creative Technology, Bangladesh
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IVS Alliance

The IVS Alliance group offers 6 BTEC programmes at UK level 3, which are EQF level 4. They offer courses in the business and hospitality BTEC sectors, with customised qualifications in business and fashion and executive management.

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Learner case studies and testimonials

Watch the following testimonials.

Megan Piechowiak

BTEC Sport Learner of the Year

Jumeirah English Speaking School - UAE

Megan studies an International Level 3 BTEC in Sport at Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS), holds a level 3 personal training certification and is also a certified netball coach. She umpires three nights a week for different elite netball leagues and is captain of the netball, rounders, swimming and basketball teams at JESS.

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Wilbert Kapinga

BTEC Performing Arts Learner of the Year

Braeburn International School Arusha - Tanzania

Wilbert studies at the Braeburn International School Arusha (Tanzania) for a BTEC International Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Performing Arts. Unsurprisingly he spends a lot of his free time performing in addition to his extra studies for A level french and a BTEC in sport. He is also a sports prefect for his school.

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Josephine Kiaga, Tanzania

'My BTEC courses have helped to give me a real direction. At the end of my two years, I know that I’m passionate about film. I don’t want to be at the centre of it – on screen- but behind the action. I love film and the BTEC vocational and practical approach to learning."

Studied: BTEC Level 3 in Creative Media Production & BTEC Level 3 in Performing Arts

Current Role: Studying Filming at the University of Salford

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Laman Gasimova, Dubai

Since starting the BTEC Travel and Tourism course I have had a real thirst for learning about the tourism sector and have thrived by learning more about different countries and cultures. I am planning to apply for a baccalaureate degree in international business studies, either in the UK or mainland europe, where I plan to continue developing my knowledge and experience of the travel and tourism industry in the hope that I can work in this industry after my degree.

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Lin Min Khant, Myanmar

Lin Min Khant is an exceptional young man who impressed our judges at this year’s BTEC Awards so much that they awarded him not only the title of BTEC Construction Learner of the Year 2020 but also selected him from among this year’s very worthy group of sector winners to be Young BTEC Learner of the Year 2020.

Studied: BTEC HND in Construction

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Tanapa Srito, Thailand

BTEC teaches students project management skills, which helps the student learn the practical skills that need to be applied and not just the knowledge.

This sort of learning stays with you and supports you through your career and
future education.

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Professional case studies

Iain Bennett, Korea

A BTEC gave me a huge insight into the world of coaching by allowing me to learn about other factors that would impact my coaching style.

A BTEC provides excellent opportunities to learn on the course by coaching children and organising events gives you an idea of problem solving, working as a team and a great example of what real-life coaching is like.

Studied: BTEC Level 3 in Sports Development and Fitness

Current role: Head Coach, LFC International Academy, Korea

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Matthew Swash

A BTEC gave me the knowledge and experience to coach individuals and provided an insight into other aspects of sport, basic psychology and health/fitness plus much more.

Studied: BTEC National Diploma in Football Studies

Current role: PE Specialist/Technician and part-time football coach.

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Matthew Bebbington

Studying a BTEC helped me to develop a number of practical skills in my specialist role in the Football industry, but also gave me experience in a variety of other sports. 

BTEC lessons are really engaging, content rich and delivered by highly knowledgeable, supportive and organised teachers.

Studied: BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Sport Development, Coaching & Fitness

Current role: Coach, LFC International Academy

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Daniel Garvin

It was during my BTEC qualification that I fully understood for the first time that coaching could be a career path for me. Before this it was always something, I wanted to be involved in, but did not truly understand how I could make it happen.

Studied: BTEC in Sports Science

Current role: Programme Manager at Liverpool FC International Academy.

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Sam Lucas and
Nils Håkansson

The success story of BTEC learners who became BTEC employers.

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Graduates of Nova College in Haarlem, the Netherlands, former BTEC students Sam Lucas and Nils Håkansson founded Visionary Media in 2017, a company which specialises in video production.

They met in 2015 while studying their BTEC in Business, which formed part of their bilingual study programme. Learning and applying knowledge in English and completing compulsory work placements really helped prepare Sam and Nils for what was to come in their future career. It was what they loved most about BTEC: learning by doing and navigating real-world, practical projects. In fact, the inspiration to go into business together came from a BTEC unit which focused on how to start and run a small business. This is exactly what they did next.

Knowing that going to university wasn’t what they wanted to do, Sam and Nils left college and went straight into work. After several internships and entry-level work positions, they set out to build something of their own.

They wanted to combine their shared passion for videogames and videography with their knowledge and desire to run their own business. And so, just a few years after the light bulb moment in their BTEC class, Visionary Media was born.

Sam and Nils believe that if it weren’t for BTEC, they wouldn’t be where they are today. With the intention to give back to the education community they came from, as employers they have a policy to only hire interns from the BTEC student community in the Netherlands.

They strongly believe that a BTEC education gives their interns and employees the skills needed to succeed. A BTEC proved successful for Sam and Nils - find out how to make it work for your learners.