BTECs can be studied alongside, or instead of, GCSEs or A levels in schools and Further Education colleges. Although they're often studied by full-time students, BTECs also provide career development opportunities for those already in work. Consequently, some schools, colleges and training centres provide courses part-time.
BTECs are available across a range of subjects, from art and design, business, childcare and engineering to IT, music, sports science and more.
Take a look at our qualifications homepage , to discover the choice of BTEC levels and subjects available.
BTECs are also available at more specialist levels 4 and 5 in Higher Education .
It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more .
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