BTEC blog

  • From BTEC to a degree in Forensic Science and Molecular Biology

    We recently spoke to Henry, who is currently in his third year of a Forensic Science and Molecular Biology degree at The University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN). Henry tells us about his degree course, the aspects of it he finds fascinating, and how a BTEC in Applied Science helped him get there.

  • Celebrating women in STEM: from a BTEC to a career in nuclear medicine

    As part of International Women's Day on 8 March 2022, we want to celebrate women who work and study in STEM sectors.Our goal is to make an education and career in STEM achievable for everyone. By sharing stories of inspiring role-models we can help make this a reality.

    Hear from Becky, a Diagnostic and Imaging Scientist

  • Royal Society of Chemistry membership discount for BTEC learners

    Chemistry is a fundamental part of our lives; responsible for developments that make the world a better place. New careers in chemical science are constantly emerging, giving learners the opportunity to get involved in exciting careers in sustainability, materials, environmental technology, and more.

  • 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.

  • A reading list for STEM learners

    We’ve compiled a list of useful books, films and TV shows that can help you to learn more about the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths sector. They can also support you as you study for your BTEC qualification. Take a look and see what you think.