What is a BTEC?
BTEC stands for 'Business and Technology Education Council', which used to run the award, first introduced in 1984. BTECs are now awarded by the Edexcel exam board and are taken in more than 100 countries at all levels, from pre-GCSE to Degree equivalent.
They are vocational and work-related courses, designed to accommodate the needs of employers and allow students to progress to further and higher education. A BTEC takes a practical approach to learning, without missing any of the important theory on the subject.
BTECs are extremely reputable, having been around for 25 years now, so rest assured you will be embarking on an excellent course.
Students can complete a BTEC either as part of the IBCP, or in combination with any one or two A levels. At Impington, we offer the following four BTECs:
- BTEC Business
- BTEC Media
- BTEC Performing Arts
- BTEC Sports