Where can BTEC take you?
In this section you’ll find fascinating facts, quotes, case studies and videos from our BTEC ambassadors – employers, entrepreneurs, universities and BTEC-qualified students – who’ll be sharing their experiences, and explaining why they are advocates of BTEC learning.
BTEC facts and statistics
- In 2016, 1 in 4 students who got into university in the UK did so with a BTEC (UCAS and HESA data on entry to HE 2017)
- 4 out of 5 of BTEC students go on to receive a First or Second class degree (The outcomes associated with the BTEC route of degree level acquisition, London Economics 2013)
- 74% of businesses either prefer recruits to hold a mix of both academic and vocational qualifications, or value academic and vocational qualifications equally. (Inspiring Growth: Pearson/Skills CBI Skills survey 2015)
- Learners who hold BTEC qualifications have high rates of progression between learning levels compared to other types of vocational qualification (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills – October 2015).
Written by students, for students
A mix of successful BTEC and A level students from Exeter College have demonstrated their journalistic skillset to create the first edition of their student focused magazine, Daisychain.