Here you’ll find information about BTEC Entry and Level 1 (2010 QCF) qualifications.

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Our 2010 QCF qualifications are due to expire in 2020/2021. If you are currently teaching these qualifications, this means you can continue to do so until they expire. For more information on when each of theses qualifications are expiring view our news updates.

What are BTEC Entry Level and Level 1 qualifications?

These qualifications introduce learners to the skills required to work in a particular sector, as well as cross-sector employability skills such as communication, time management and teamwork.

Available in a range of vocational contexts, they provide Entry and Level 1 learners with the opportunities to progress to higher levels and ultimately to employment.

BTEC Entry and Level 1 courses can be delivered on their own or as part of our Entry and Level 1 Programmes, taught alongside Personal Social Development and Functional Skills qualifications as part of Foundation Learning.

Who are these qualifications for?

These qualifications are suitable for a diverse range of learners including:

  • 14 to 19 year-old learners
  • adults returning to study
  • those seeking to develop greater independence
  • those who have not yet achieved accredited qualifications
  • those with specific learning needs.

What can they do for your learners?

Learners who successfully achieve these qualifications might go on to:

  • GCSEs and/or A levels
  • diplomas
  • supported employment
  • independent living.