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 bio-medical 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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