BTEC Firsts

BTEC Firsts allow Level 1 and Level 2 learners to develop their knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context.

Teaching staff can now register learners to study BTEC Firsts until 31 December 2019.

Taken as part of a balanced curriculum, BTEC Firsts provide a tried-and-trusted progression route to further study, to an apprenticeship or into employment.

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Teaching BTEC Firsts


Your BTEC Firsts


BTEC Support


New to teaching BTEC?

With BTEC Firsts, students develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context. 

Teaching in the UK

Teaching internationally

Discover the range of support services we offer to help you learn about, teach or administer BTECs.

Support for teachers

Planning and delivery

Assessment and grading 

From planning to assessment, our step-by-step guide to BTEC will help you to get set up and ensure you have everything you need to help your BTEC team and learners succeed.

BTEC services

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myBTEC is an online toolkit to streamline BTEC planning, delivery, and assessment. It is free to use for UK BTEC centres.

Training and events

We offer face-to-face and online training events for educators who are teaching or interested in teaching BTEC qualifications.

BTEC for students

Chosen by over 1 million students each year, BTECs are skills-based qualifications that will help you to develop the practical real-world knowledge, experience and skills that they need to progress and succeed throughout your academic and professional life.

Find out more about how BTEC can help you to progress and achieve your goals: whether that’s to get into university, get an apprenticeship or land your dream job!

The BTEC Awards

Each year, we recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of our students, teachers, schools and colleges with the BTEC Awards.

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