BTEC blog

  • 5 ways that effective training will empower your Higher National delivery

    BTEC Higher Nationals (levels 4-5) play a unique role in the journey of an individual in post-16 education. Delivered to institutions internationally, these qualifications offer an alternative approach outside the university sector, allowing for a focus on vocational education, developing knowledge and skill in specific industries.

    For teaching staff or professionals seeking a form of continual professional development it is widely cited that self-paced learning has the benefits of convenience, efficiency, scalability and effectiveness. Many principles of learning indicate optimum learning takes place where the individual works at their own pace.

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  • 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.

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  • Making the most of Higher Technical Education – reforming for the future

    Higher technical education (HTE) at Levels 4 and 5 (equivalent to the first two years of an UK honours degree) already plays a vital role in supplying the UK’s labour market with a highly skilled workforce, but it is an often an overlooked higher education option.  Despite a decline in numbers since 2000, however, HTE is now looks set for a resurgence. 

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  • 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. 

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  • Bridging the gap between education and employers

    In what is consistently described as an ‘unprecedented year’, the education sector is witnessing its own rapid change. Ensuring that learning is accessible, relevant, and meets the needs of local markets has always been a challenge, but in 2020 this need has become even greater. 

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