The BTEC qualifications are QCF Level 3 qualifications designed to provide highly specialist, work-related qualifications in a range of vocational sectors.
They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment. These qualifications accredit the achievement for courses and programmes of study for full-time or part-time learners in schools, colleges and other training provider organisations. The qualifications provide career development opportunities for those already in work, and progression opportunities to higher education, degree and professional development programmes within the same or related areas of study, within universities and other institutions. The BTEC qualifications in this specification provide much of the underpinning knowledge and understanding for the National Occupational Standards for the sector, where these are appropriate.
They are supported by the relevant Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) and/or Standards Setting Bodies (SSBs). Certain BTEC qualifications are recognised as Technical Certificates and form part of the Apprenticeship Framework. They attract UCAS points that equate to similar-sized general qualifications within education institutions within the UK. On successful completion of a BTEC Level 3 qualification, a learner can progress to or within employment and/or continue their study in the same, or related vocational area. The QCF is a framework which awards credit for qualifications and units, presenting qualifications in a way that is easy to understand and measure. It enables learners to gain qualifications at their own pace along flexible routes.
NVQ and Relevant Components
Entry requirements for this qualification is either Level 1 or Level 2 with 3 years previous work experience, or previous five years work experience or suitable entry tests for example literacy and numeracy. An interview and/or aptitude test may also be required to gain entry. Depending on the total score the candidate will be enrolled.
Equipment Required – Learner must have either access to computers either at home or access to the use of computers in the college Library.
Course Fee – remember you can cover the cost of your course through an Advanced Learning Loan and you only pay back a small percentage of the loan when you are earning more than £21,000 per year.
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