BTEC teaches you a foundation of information needed for industry. It allows you to specialize and build an in-depth understanding, developing your expertise. For me this was through techniques used in the field of forensics, such as DNA analysis, blood splatter analysis and approaching a crime scene.
BTEC is assessed in a variety of different forms, from written assessments to presentations and discussions. People perform differently in different situations; this was taken into account. I was able to build my transferable skills in these areas, which is always useful for future interviews.
I thoroughly loved everything I learnt on my BTEC. I was hired as an apprentice, which meant I was being trained to be the analyst, whilst also studying. Therefore, I was learning to apply my studies practically in the laboratory.
BTEC would always be my preferred approach to learning.