BTEC blog

  • What are Higher Technical Qualifications?

    Higher Technical Qualifications, or HTQs, are technical qualifications that are at the higher education level. The BTEC Higher Nationals qualifications (HNs), which are already developed in collaboration with industry, are submitted to be recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) as Higher Technical Qualifications.

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  • 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

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  • A Year in the Life of Teaching Esports BTEC: Time to Stop Talking!

    Esports unit 1

    This is the fourth in a series of blog posts by lecturer, consultant, and teacher of esports, Nik Turner.

    After having spent around three weeks trying to switch the mindset of the students from ‘gaming to esports’ it was time to start delivering ‘Unit 1: Introduction to Esports’ from the Pearson’s specification.

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  • 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.

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