BTEC is the world’s most successful and best-loved applied learning brand, engaging students in practical, interpersonal and thinking skills for more than thirty years. Pearson BTECs are work-related qualifications for students taking their first steps into employment, or those already in employment and seeking career development opportunities. Pearson BTECs provide progression into the workplace either directly or via study at university and are also designed to meet employer’s needs. Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications are therefore widely recognised by industry and higher education as the principal vocational qualification at Levels 4 and 5.
With input from industry, employers, professional bodies, tutors, students, and higher education institutions, your new Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals have been designed to better meet the needs of a changing market.
The result is a qualification suite designed and developed to meet professional standards, recognised by employers and universities, which develop not only academic skills and abilities, but work-readiness skills. The objectives of the redevelopment of the BTEC Higher Nationals have been to ensure:
- employer engagement;
- work relatedness
- opportunities for progression to further higher education;
- qualifications which are up to date with current professional practice and include professional accreditation and opportunities to gain professional certification where possible.