How does a BTEC course work in principle?
With their focus on practical, skills-based learning, BTEC courses are designed around a number of themed units.
Rather than testing everything together at the end of the course, BTECs give students the opportunity to show what they have learned in each unit, and build on their achievements as they progress through the course. That means there are plenty of chances to learn, improve and succeed.
What happens on a BTEC course in practice?
Once you are ready to put what you have learned into practice, BTEC tests – called “assessments” – are based around real-life work contexts and scenarios, and can include:
- Assignments: Set and marked by the teacher or tutor, assignments involve a series of tasks designed around a work-related, real-life scenario.
They give students the chance to build knowledge and skills over time and deliver a complete, integrated project using a combination of knowledge, skills and behaviors.
Some BTECs are assessed completely through assignments, while the newer BTEC courses can include some units, which are assessed through set tasks or tests.
You will get a grade for each unit – Pass, Merit or Distinction – so you can see how you are progressing throughout the course.
- Set tasks, performances or written tests: For selected units in some of the newer BTEC courses, students also take practical assessments set and marked by Pearson. These tests are either based around a real-life task completed in a specified time or practically focused written tests.
Your final qualification grade will also be awarded on the Pass, Merit and Distinction scale, and your exact grades will vary depending on the course.
What are BTEC and Levels?
BTECs are of high quality, hands-on qualifications grounded in the real world of work. BTECs are all about learning by doing and that means BTEC students put what they learn into practice straight away. Throughout the course, they work on a series of assignments set in real-life scenarios, developing the practical knowledge and skills employers and universities are looking for. It is so much more than just a certificate – BTEC-qualified students will keep applying what they learn on their BTEC course as they progress to university or a job – and throughout their future career.
Where next with a BTEC?
- Looking to go to University?
More and more students are applying to universities with BTECs which is a clear sign that institutions have recognized the value of a BTEC qualification.
If you are aiming to continue into Higher Education you can be confident that your BTEC Level 3 National provides the UCAS points you need for your university application just like A levels and AS levels do.
You might also choose to progress to a BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC), which is equivalent to the 1st year of university, or a Higher National Diploma (HND), which is equivalent to the 1st and 2nd year of university, before progressing to the final year of a full degree.
- Starting in the world of work?
Today’s employers are looking for confident, work-ready candidates who have the practical knowledge, experience and skills that BTECs provide. We have worked closely with employers, professional bodies and Higher Education experts to develop BTEC qualifications. That means a wide range of industries values BTEC-qualified candidates.
If you are looking to move up the career ladder, or develop a higher level of knowledge in a particular area of expertise, BTEC Higher Nationals are a great option.
Whichever subject you choose, your BTEC course will help you build the employability skills and confidence you will need to thrive throughout your career
Who are the academic staff at Cambridge International College?
Both foreign and local teachers will be involved in the training. The main selection criterion will be the presence of a strong theoretical background, plus the presence of practical experience.
It is important to note, unlike classical universities, entrepreneurs will be involved in the educational process, practices with which students will have the opportunity to acquire knowledge not only in the academic environment, but also in a playful way, in the form of business cases, game simulations. The entire educational process will also be built on to enable the student to freely express their thoughts and opinions, to develop their own projects. Business practitioners will act as mentors and lead them to results through their advice and coaching.
Both remote and nearby educators will be engaged with the preparation. The primary choice rule will be the nearness of a solid hypothetical foundation, in addition to the nearness of down to earth understanding.
It is critical to note, in contrast to traditional colleges, business visionaries will be engaged with the instructive procedure, rehearses with which understudies will have the chance to get information in the scholarly condition, yet in addition in a fun-loving way, as business cases, game reproductions. The whole instructive procedure will likewise be based on to empower the understudy to unreservedly communicate their contemplations and suppositions, to build up their own undertakings. Business specialists will go about as tutors and lead them to results through their recommendation and instructing.
Is IELTS required for admission?
Yes, (IELTS 5.5 (5.0) or equivalent). The lectures and seminars at Cambridge International College will be provided in English. In this regard, knowledge of the English language is necessary.
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Will there be scholarships for applicants?
Cambridge International College will provide full scholarships to students for their academic excellence.
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How much will be the tuition fee?
To find out about tuition fee please visit Tuition Fees page.