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What is BTEC?

Established in 1984, Pearson BTEC (Business Technology and Education Council) are a progressive framework of vocational and skill-based courses, teaching and learning resources that support flexibility of teaching, online and in the classroom.

Prepare your learners for a skill-based, future ready career with a BTEC by Pearson. From fundamental learning to professional courses at the postgraduate level, BTEC offers practical, hands-on learning experiences with necessary skills that supports each learner at every step of their career journey. Whether they chose to take their skills straight into employment or further and higher education.

“BTEC played a fantastic role in setting me up well for university but also in securing my first job. I’d really recommend the BTEC as a way of pursuing a career or passion in a particular area”.

- Tunji Akintokun MBE, Senior Vice President, PwC

Levels of  BTEC

A BTEC helps in developing skills at every stage of a learner's academic progression, with vocational courses suited to cater to every level of education. From foundational learning at high-school to professional courses at post graduate level, BTEC combines practical, hands-on learning with skills necessary for every step of the way. Dowload our levels here

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Qualification Levels

BTEC International Level offer learners aged 14-18 the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for a career or further education.

  • Available in a range of sectors for learners who wish to explore a work-related qualification or specific industry area
  • Flexible and modular to fit in with existing curriculum requirements
  • Offer learners industry knowledge, transferable skills and behaviours to prepare them for a career or to continue education
  • Designed in sizes that can be selected as elective options to complement a wider curriculum. 


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Hear from BTEC learners, institutions, and former students below.

Meenakshi Ganeriwala, India

Mahatma Gandhi International School values our partnership with BTEC.
The teachers and learners have a love and respect for BTEC that allows us to be able to offer BTEC even though they are currently not accepted by universities.


Current Role: Head of centre at Mahatma Gandhi International School

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BTEC awards

The BTEC Awards is an annual competition where the outstanding achievements of BTEC learners, tutors, teachers, schools and colleges around the world are recognised and celebrated.

On Wednesday 7 July 2021, we hosted the 11th annual BTEC Awards online. We celebrated the vocational excellence of learners, teachers, tutors and providers from over 30 countries. Every year we are astounded by the quality of nominations we receive, and this year was no different.

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What can learner study?


The course equips students to understand international business operations and the opportunities and challenges presented by a globalised marketplace.



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Art & Design

The creative industry demands not just constant ideation and creativity, but also the capacity to mold thoughts according to market demand and popular trends to design big ideas. This course helps equip students with the capacity for creative thinking and to recognize its value in the creative industries and beyond.


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The course essentially equips students with Sport skills, with hands-on understanding necessary to be ready for careers in training, sport and fitness related fields anywhere in the world. It provides education and training for a pathways and specialised units in the following areas; coaching, fitness, facility operations management and business management.

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This course is progression focused and allows for practical and professional skills development.


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The objective of this course is to help build a body of specialist competencies in order to be successful in a range of careers in engineering at the Associate Engineer or Operational Engineer level.

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esports: Workforce skills in e-sports, its emergence, and scope in India

When we think of sports, we imagine a scene from our favourite cricket match or an iconic goal in football...

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Developing a trained and highly skilled workforce with vocational learning

We witnessed in recent times how the global economy went through a turbulent state...

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The value of skills and workforce development in India

India has an immense requirement for a skilled workforce with its growing economy, ever-changing technology...

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