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Student success stories

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Abygail Dent

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Abygail Dent
BTEC HND in Aeronautical Engineering
"Working in engineering is exciting; I feel like you are breaking the mould of a typical woman.”
Read Aby's story

Charlotte Cartwright

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Charlotte Cartwright
BTEC HND in Applied Chemistry 
"I’ve gained many transferable skills throughout [the programme]."
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Sarah Hoppe

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Sarah Hoppé
BTEC HND in Fashion and Textiles
"The HND programme set me in good stead for the top-up degree."
Read Sarah's story

Illana Gonzalez Perez

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Illana Gonzalez Perez
BTEC HND in Fashion & Textiles
"BTEC HND provides opportunities for further study and career development."
Read Illana's story

Yves Salmon

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Yves Salmon
BTEC HNC in Photography
"I gained the confidence to produce good quality images to meet client briefs."
Read Yves' story

Gordon Bowie

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Gordon Bowie
BTEC HND in Business
"Higher Nationals are a complete package for success."
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Arham Ali Sultan

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Arham Ali Sultan
BTEC HND in Business (Marketing)
"There is no doubt that Higher Nationals have helped me in my teaching career."
Read Arham's story

Anneth Vanessa Albino

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Anneth Vanessa Albino
BTEC HND in Business (Management)
"Believe that anything will be possible; and be in the place and with people that will guide you.”
Read Anneth's story

Rebecca P. Saram

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Rebecca P. Saram
BTEC Higher National in Business
"These skills have made a significant change in developing my managerial and technical skills."
Read Rebecca's story

Robyn Wedderburn

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Robyn Wedderburn
BTEC HND in Business
"It was a very practical course, and it made me keen to go into one of the areas I had studied."
Read Robyn's story

Racheal-Abosede Olaleye

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Racheal-Abosede Olaleye
BTEC HND in Business (Management)
Racheal chose to study a top-up degree
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Brendan Coulson

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Brendan Coulson
BTEC HNC Computing
"I was now in a position studying a BTEC HN course – I remember feeling so proud of myself."
Read Brendan's story

Stuart Munn

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Stuart Munn
BTEC HND Computing
"Completing the HND course has brought out the best in me."
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Kieran Williams

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Kieran Williams
BTEC HND Computing
"I chose to do a BTEC Higher National course because of the hands-on approach to learning."
Read Kieran's story

Ben Samuel

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Ben Samuel
BTEC HND in Construction
"I think it’s really important to observe, question and learn.”
Read Ben's story

Sophie Lydia Perkins

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Sophie Lydia Perkins
BTEC HNC in Construction and the Built Environment
"I absolutely loved the whole course and made a career change to work as a Building Surveyor."
Read Sophie's story

Lin Min Khant

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Lin Min Khant
BTEC HND in Construction and the Built Environment
Award winner for BTEC Construction Learner of the Year 2020.
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Liam Archer

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Liam Archer
BTEC HND in Construction and the Built Environment
"Stick with the programme, soak in as much as possible and seek employment in a relevant field."
Read Liam's story

Tiago Bastos Nunes

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Tiago Bastos Nunes
BTEC HND in Cinema and Television
"[The HND] fuelled me to reach the places I wouldn’t go by myself."
Read Tiago's story

Jonathan Morris

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Jonathan Morris
BTEC HNC in Creative Media Production
Award winner for BTEC Creative Media Learner of the Year 2020 Watch the video about Jonathan

Nicholas Henderson

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Nicholas Henderson
BTEC HND in Advanced Practice in Working with Children and Families
"Studying my HN has opened a lot of opportunities for me.”
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Vinod Salim

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Vinod Salim
BTEC HND in Electrical Engineering
"When opportunity presents itself, don’t be afraid to go after it.”
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Daniel Thompsett

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Daniel Thompsett
BTEC HNC in Electrical Engineering
"Studying the Higher National definitely required self-discipline.”
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Preeya Lakhani

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Preeya Lakhani
BTEC HND in Mechanical Engineering
"This qualification had a natural progression from the BTEC Level 3.”
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Rita Loggali

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Rita Loggali
BTEC HND in Hospitality Management
"The HND was rewarding, by helping pave the way to top-up at university.”
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Alex Garrick

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Alex Garrick
BTEC HND in Performing Arts
"A BTEC gave me the opportunity to gain qualifications, without the fear of examinations.”
Read Alex's story

Kishan Visram

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Kishan Visram
BTEC HND in Sport
"I can’t stress how important it is to network and make connections with people.”
Read Kishan's story

Successful collaborations

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Implementing an effective blended learning strategy

Nelson College London have been delivering HNs in Business for over a decade and in early 2020 decided to offer it via blended learning, using HN Online.

Find out more about implementing an effective blended learning strategy


Colleges using HN Online to deliver BTEC HNs

Sunderland College and Morley College are using HN Online to deliver BTEC HN in Business through flexible learning models, giving students the ability to learn anytime, anywhere.

Find out more about how colleges use blended learning to deliver BTEC HNs


Delivering blended learning at NWSLC

North Warwickshire South Leicestershire College adopted blended learning to make the provision accessible to more people, but also accessible so it can fit around their lives.

Find out more about delivering blended learning at NWSLC

Joining forces with Amazon Web Services

Our work with Amazon Web Services (AWS) started in February 2020, this collaboration allowed us to co-create BTEC Higher Nationals in Cloud Computing.

Read more about joining forces with AWS


Meeting needs within the Engineering sector

We were approached by the CS Education Group to develop a new qualification pathway that focuses on semiconductors and the advanced manufacturing environment.

Read more about meeting specific needs within the engineering sector


Developing bespoke qualifications in policing

Our work with North​ ​Warwickshire​ ​and​ ​South​ ​Leicestershire​ ​College​ resulted in the development of​ ​a​ ​new​ ​BTEC​ ​Higher​ ​National​ ​Certificate​ ​and​ ​Diploma​ ​in​ ​Policing.

Read more about developing bespoke qualifcations in Policing


Creating a qualification for the manufacturing sector

Addressing apprenticeship standards in a new BTEC HNC in Manufacturing Operations qualification, developed with the BMW Group.

Find out more about the creation of a new BTEC HNC in Manufacturing Operations


Addressing local needs in North London

Widening participation in HE for young people from North London with a new qualification developed with Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and Hertford Regional College

Find out more about addressing local needs in North London

Industry Engagement: Best Practice from Belfast Met

Belfast Metropolitan College are advocates of student projects, working directly with employers for successful outcomes. Explore some of their top tips for engaging with industry.

Explore best practices


First NHS Trust to deliver Higher Nationals

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust started delivering HNs in Healthcare Practice for England in 2019, shortly after the qualification was launched.

Find out more about delivering Higher Nationals


Integrating employability at Bath College

Integration of employability components into course delivery and their work with employers, earned Bath College a Silver TEF Award in 2018. Learn how they did it.

Read about how Bath College integrated employability into course delivery