BTEC blog

  • A Day in the Life of a Digital Marketing Executive

    Molly, a digital marketing executive in the Channel team at the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), explains what a day in her role looks like. From overseeing digital campaigns to running social media channels, get an exclusive look at what her typical day in the office has in store.

  • Why adult learning matters

    As part of Pearson's strategic partnership with the Association of Colleges (the AoC), this week we joined them at their Annual Conference as Headline Sponsor. It is easily the biggest CPD event in FE, and though hosted remotely this year, was still an unmissable opportunity for colleges in the UK to come together as a community.

    Our SVP of BTEC and Apprenticeships Cindy Rampersaud led a keynote speech on Monday morning on the importance of adult learning. Cindy explored the crucial role of lifelong learning post-pandemic to help us keep up with rapid and unpredictable changes in skills demand, technology and shifts in industry.

    Watch the recording of Cindy's talk to learn more about the actions that we need to take in FE - and beyond - to make learning more accessible to people no matter their age or background.

  • Why adult learning matters

    At the AoC Annual Conference this week, our SVP of BTEC and Apprenticeships Cindy Rampersaud led a keynote speech on Why Adult Learning Matters.

    Cindy explored the impact of the pandemic, and how many of the changes that COVID-19 has brought about are here to stay. She discussed the impact that the pandemic has 

  • Celebrating vocational learning in Wales

    The recent College of the Future report for Wales has emphasised the importance of access to lifelong learning in Wales, alongside the rest of the UK. Vocational learning is an essential part of this landscape, equipping learners with practical skills and knowledge to get them ready for their career, and enabling them to upskill throughout their working lives.

    We’ve heard from some inspiring adult learners in Wales who have excelled in vocational education. In this blog we’ll hear about Saffron Herbert, a BTEC Health and Social Care student from Neath College who is now studying paediatric nursing at The University of West England in Bristol.


  • Where can a BTEC in Science take you?

    We interviewed Tonicha Roberts, a full-time forensic scientist and former BTEC learner, to hear about her experiences of BTEC and her career in forensics. Tonicha undertook a BTEC in Applied Science (Forensic Science), alongslide an NVQ, as part of her apprenticeship with CSR Scientific Training Group and Eurofins Forensic Services.

  • Studying BTEC Creative Media: Alfie's experience

    BTEC Creative Media is all about getting stuck in and developing the skills and knowledge to help your talent shine and succeed in your career. Alfie, a BTEC Creative Media learner, shares his experience of the course and why he would recommend BTEC to future learners. 

  • The College of the Future Report for England

    On 18 November 2020, the Independent Commission for the College of the Future released their latest report - this time concentrating on recommendations for England.

  • Thinking about teaching BTEC Sport?

    We interviewed Tom Woodrow, a BTEC teacher of 7 years, about why his school, Ormiston Denes Academy, delivers BTEC Sport. Tom discusses the adaptability and freedom of teaching BTEC qualifications, whilst also exploring learner progression.