BTEC courses combine hands-on experience with technical knowledge and skills, which means a typical BTEC-qualified candidate will be career- and study-ready.
BTEC candidates stand out because of their confidence, maturity and determination to succeed. BTEC's practical learning style, which can include workplace experience, involves students working on real-life projects, both as part of a group and on their own initiative.
BTEC learning is all about having a clear goal and applying the right knowledge, skills and behaviours to succeed.
What are Employers and Universities saying about BTEC students?
"At the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy we know how important it is for young people to get the right education. BTECs help students get the skills that today's employers are looking for and it makes their CV stand out."
"We have seen a real rise in the number of students applying to the University of Exeter with BTEC qualifications and we've accepted many more of them as well. We're really pleased to see those students are going on to be really successful."
"If I received a job application from someone showing that they'd done a BTEC qualification I think it would mean they just didn't simply follow the traditional route and that they maybe thought a little bit more outside the box."
"BTEC students have a particular set of skills that prepares them really well for university, in particular the ability to work independently. We love BTEC students and we look forward to welcoming more at the University of Huddersfield."
"I would certainly look at any application that had a BTEC on their CV as a very positive thing. It would demonstrate to me, as an employer, that they probably have a broader understanding of that particular area or topic."
"BTEC students bring such enthusiasm to Bournemouth University! The experience students get from a BTEC is really important as they can relate more practically to what they read as they've already experienced it within industry."
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