BTEC and university
If you know you'd like to go to university, then BTEC can help you get there and get the most out of your course.
You can progress to higher education with BTEC Nationals, A levels or an apprenticeship, and you can be confident BTEC Nationals will attract the UCAS points needed for your application.
At university, you can also take a BTEC Higher National Certificate (the same level as the first year at university) followed by a BTEC Higher National Diploma (the same level as the second year at university). You then only need a further year of university study for a full degree.
Where can it take you?
Maryam Taher, Biomedical Science undergraduate at York University, previously studied a BTEC in Applied Science.
"I did my BTEC as soon as I left high school and went into college. I wanted to study the topics we studied in high school in more depth, so I thought the BTEC Level 3 would be the perfect chance for me to do that and then go on to university as well.
My university course combines of different modules and we also have practical work and academic assessments. We have both exams and coursework which I did in BTEC, and also the practical work which I experienced and practiced a lot in college. BTEC definitely prepared me for my university degree. The practical work I did is still useful and the hands on skills I gained is still very helpful at university as I am already familiar with them."
Subjects we offer include:
- Art & Design
- Construction and the Built Environment
- Health and Social Care
- Hospitality Management
- Performing Arts