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BTEC Educator update: Congratulations on your students results
Published 10 August 2021
I’d like to give a heartfelt thank you to every teacher, tutor, lecturer, school and college leader for the incredible work you’ve done to support students achieving the grades they have worked so hard for this year. Despite the unprecedented circumstances of the last eighteen months, you’ve brought subjects to life in learners' homes and during this time, you have adapted, reskilled, upskilled, supported, and gone above and beyond.
This week almost half a million BTEC learners will receive their 2021 results, including more than 230,000 of them who have completed a Level 3 BTEC qualifications and are moving on to the next stage of their lives. Over the last ten years alone, more than 6 million people have completed a BTEC and BTEC alumni have gone on to form a vital part of the UK and global workforce.
Level 3 BTECs are globally recognised and continue to be the most popular vocational qualification to support progress to university - 50% of Level 3 BTEC graduates will continue into Higher Education with the rest going into employment, an apprenticeship or further study.
Many of these students are taking their next steps into UK sectors that are suffering from a large, and growing, skills gap. Included in the class of 2021 are many future healthcare professionals, engineers and construction workers who are so vital to the UK’s economy – they will be the backbone to the recovery as we emerge from the pandemic. This year:
30,300 students will have completed a Level 3 BTEC in Applied Science
33,700 in Health and Social Care
23,500 in IT & Computing
16,500 in Engineering
4,200 in Construction
We hope that our comprehensive FAQs and dedicated Awarding Results in 2021 web page answer any outstanding questions you have about how results have been awarded this year.
We aim to keep you informed throughout the results period. For the most up to date news and information please;
- bookmark our Coronavirus (Covid-19) Support page
- keep informed by following @teachBTEC
- access our Results and Appeals FAQ page
All of which are updated frequently. You can also contact us with any queries or concerns. Our social media is monitored from 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday and we welcome, and will respond to, any suggestions or feedback you have for us.
If any of your students have questions about their results, our team is here to help. Please advise them that they can;
All of which are updated regularly. And, if they have any specific questions for us, they can contact us through our online portal where live chat is also available, or phone us on 0345 618 0440. Phone lines will open at 8:30am on Results Days.
On behalf of the entire Pearson BTEC team, I’d like to thank you again for all you’ve done to ensure the success of the class of 2021, and to wish them all the very best as they take their exciting next steps.
Very best wishes
Senior Vice President, BTEC & Apprenticeships