BTEC Courses or the Business and Technology Educational Council is a course and a certification awarded by UK Pearson. It is a career-focused vocational course that focuses on fostering working experience in support of theoretical or traditional learning.
Many colleges across more than 120 countries have begun to offer the course. After the 2020 and 2021 lockdowns, the BTEC enrollments doubled across the world. BTEC is the alternative to A levels to qualify for a university degree.
There are many types of learners and there has been a significant demand for an alternative learning method rather than traditional classroom learning. That is where BTEC comes in. The BTEC curriculum is widely based on employers. They aim to ensure that learners are work-ready by the time they receive their certifications.
Another great thing about BTEC is that it is open to all ages. It also allows the learner an option to work or continue to university after they have finished the course. Since it is also internationally recognized, the certificates are widely accepted by employers and universities around the world.
Many universities begin to prefer learners who can complete BTEC courses since they are more prepared for university requirements. In the UK alone, almost all universities are now accepting BTEC graduates. In Thailand, major universities such as KMITL, SPU, and UTCC are now accepting BTEC graduates around the world to continue their studies in their respective schools.
BTEC in Thailand
KMITL has recently opened up about the edge of BTEC graduates has clearly been shown in the past year. The highly experienced-based curriculum gave their learners independence and to take responsibility for themselves which became highly attractive to employers in Thailand.
Many schools are now expanding their courses to accommodate the BTEC curriculums or even offer the curriculum themselves.
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