BTEC Courses

Students study for the well-respected Level 1 & 2 First Extended Certificate in Applied Science and Level 3 Diploma /Extended Diploma in Applied Science.

You will need to have a minimum of five GCSE’s at grades A* to C to start this course, which is likely to suit those who prefer a more practical style of learning and course based assessments. - See more at:

Applied Technical 

At UTCC you can opt to study the BTEC Extended Diploma. The Extended BTEC course is a level 3 course equivalent to 3 A levels.

Or you can opt to study the Diploma BTEC course at level 3, the equivalent to 2 A levels which may be taken alongside another A level course (excluding A level Biology, Chemistry or Physics).

Both courses consist of core units which all students take and optional units that are specific to the chosen course i.e biomedical or general.

You will need to have a minimum of five GCSE's at grades A* to C with a CCC grade in Extended/Triple Science or BB in Double science at GCSE.

This qualification makes you ideally suited to move on to either an apprenticeship or to university. 90% of the students who enter university with BTEC qualifications receive a 1st or 2nd class degree.

“Vocational qualifications (applied technical) are becoming increasingly attractive to employers particularly as they encourage students to develop real-life, 21st century skills such as problem-solving and team work. They also play an important role in promoting social mobility. Our own research finds businesses either prefer new recruits to hold a mix of both academic and vocational qualifications, or value academic and vocational qualifications equally. Perhaps that’s why more students now go to university with a BTEC than ever before.”

Rod Bristow, President of Pearson’s UK business

BTEC Student Handbook

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