BTEC blog

  • International Day of Sport for Development and Peace and BTEC Sport

    Today is International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, a day which celebrates the positive role sport and physical activity play in communities and in people’s lives across the globe. 

    We have spoken to three members of Bristol Sport Foundation, to find out how sport has had an impact on their local community and how the BTEC in Sport course they studied helped them on their career journeys, amplifying the power of sport and physical activity and BTEC’s position in providing a pathway to opportunity and betterment for the sector.  

  • Studying a BTEC in Dance: Charlotte's experience

    The amount of people working in the creative industries is rapidly growing, and for many has provided an outlet for individuals to connect with friends and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. BTEC courses in dance give learners the chance to combine a love of dance with choreography, cultural history and arts administration with management skills, which is vital in a sector where one third of the workforce is self-employed.  

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • BTEC Music

    BTEC Music students record charity single for the NHS

    Students from Platform One College of Music collaborated with local performers, such as Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra and Fusion Arts Academy, to release a charity single in support of NHS key workers during the pandemic.