BTEC at 16 plus
From age 16 onwards, your BTEC courses continue to build practical experience which opens doors to a successful career.
You have the opportunity to progress to BTEC Level 3 Nationals, A levels or an apprenticeship. You can study BTEC at school or college and then choose to progress to higher education or into work.
If you want a hands-on course at level 2 to prepare the ground for your next step, take a look at BTEC Level 2 Technicals. Developed with employers and industry bodies, they'll give you the skills you need to move on to a job, an apprenticeship or further study at level 3.
Where can it take you?
Owen Woods, studying Veterinary Medicince at the Royal Veterinary College, London, previously studied a BTEC Level 3 National in Applied Science.
"My name is Owen Woods I’m studying a Bachelors in Veterinary Medicine at the RVC and I did the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science. I did my BTEC just after finishing school.
My BTEC prepared me really well for university. It was very practical, very hands on. We did loads of experiments, loads of practical sessions that all really helped for the practical elements that we do here at the RVC.
Vocational experience is definitely important for the BTEC and it did really help me. My BTEC gave me the opportunity to go into higher education, studying at the Royal Veterinary College. It’s definitely one of the best decisions I made, studying the BTEC."
Subjects we offer include:
BTEC Level 2 Technicals:
- Adult Care
- Design Production
- Digital Media
- Laboratory Science
BTEC Level 3 Nationals:
- Applied Science
- Art and Design
- Creative Media
- Health and Social Care
- Performing Arts