About BTEC qualifications

Real skills for the real world

The world's most successful, best-loved applied learning brand, Pearson’s BTEC qualifications has been engaging learners in practical, interpersonal and thinking skills for over 30 years.

Designed to meet the needs of employers, BTECs are work-related qualifications for learners taking their first steps into employment, progressing through their careers or planning to enter university.

1.7 million students worldwide are registered on BTEC programmes.

BTEC Higher Nationals

BTEC Higher Nationals provide specialist learning at Levels 4 and 5 in over 40 subjects, offering a cost-effective, vocational pathway to higher education. Delivered at both universities and colleges in 60 countries around the world they are an ideal choice for students seeking an affordable and relevant route to a degree or employment.

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BTEC International Level 3

Available in 14 subject areas. BTECs have been developed and validated in partnership with educators, employers and government to ensure content reflects the needs of the job market. Our qualifications combine academic knowledge and practical application, which allows learners to progress to higher education or go straight into employment.

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BTEC International Specialist and Professional

Our BTEC International Specialist and Professional qualifications help learners gain and develop the skills they need to get started and progress in a wide range of careers.

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Disciplines of BTEC programmes

  • Applied Science
  • Art & Design
  • Business Management & Service
  • Engineering
  • Travel, Tourism & Transportation services
  • Sport, Leisure & Recreation
  • IT & Computing
  • Languages
  • Performing Arts & Music
  • Land & the Environment
  • and more…

New-look certificates

Pearson has a new logo and, from January 2017, this will appear on all our certificates. You can view samples of our new certificates below.


For more information about BTEC qualifications, please go to qualifications.pearson.com/btec.

Please call +852 3181 0100 or email pqs.internationaleo@pearson.com for any enquiries.