The Business & Technology Education Council (BTEC) was a subdegree-conferring council in the United Kingdom until 1996, when its functions were transferred to Edexcel. The council offered further and higher education awards, particularly to polytechnics, and in particular the BTEC Nationals and BTEC Higher Nationals awards which remain prominent. It is not to be confused with BTech.
BTEC was formed in 1984 from the Business Education Council (BEC) and the Technician Education Council (TEC). In 1996, University of London Examinations & Assessment Council (ULEAC) and BTEC merged to form Edexcel.
The Scottish Qualifications Authority is the body responsible for HND and HNC in Scotland, and is the successor the Scottish Vocational Education Council (SCOTVEC) which had been previously responsible for these qualifications.
BTEC awards systemEdit
- BTEC Introductory Diploma - Level 1 qualification, roughly equivalent to 4 GCSEs at D-E grades or a Foundation GNVQ.
- BTEC First Diploma - Level 2 qualification, roughly equivalent to 4 GCSEs at A*-C grades or an Intermediate GNVQ.
- BTEC National Award - Level 3, equivalent to two AS Levels.
- BTEC National Certificate - Level 3, equivalent to two A Levels.
- BTEC National Diploma - Level 3, equivalent to three A Levels.
- Ordinary National Certificate - Level 3, equivalent to two A Levels.
- Ordinary National Diploma - Level 3 qualification, equivalent to three A Levels.
- Higher National Certificate - Level 4 qualification.
- Higher National Diploma - Level 5 qualification