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.  

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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)
"BTEC courses give you real, hands-on experience. It’s what I call ‘learning by doing’ and gives you the skills today’s employers are looking for." Peter Jones CBE, Entrepreneur

Written by students, for students

Daisy Chain Magazine

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.