Progression and recognition

BTEC Higher National Diploma programmes are recognised and accredited by the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) in the UK with level 5 QCF qualification, which is equivalent to Associate Degree level in Hong Kong. Upon completion of these programmes, students can choose to enter local or overseas universities to further their study.

BTEC progression

Our Degree Course Finder (DCF) tool has been created for students studying BTEC qualifications who are looking for progression options to university.

The DCF shows you universities around the world that have confirmed that they recognise Pearson qualifications:

BTEC Nationals Stakeholder Recognition

At Pearson we believe that it is crucial to offer high-quality vocational qualifications that meet the needs of end-users and learners, and that are recognised by professional bodies, business and HE. This ensures that they are empowering for learners, and fit for purpose for the specific industry needs they are designed to meet.

In the UK and specifically England, an important aspect of this is ensuring the qualifications are widely available to learners through inclusion on the relevant government performance tables and funding lists.

Letters of Recognition

Through the Edexcel website, you are able to view letters of recognition that Pearson has gathered to support the inclusion of the current suite of BTEC Level 3 (QCF) qualifications on the UK Department for Educations (DfE) list of vocational qualifications, that will count towards 16-19 performance tables in 2016.

Using the following link below:
www.edexcel.com/quals/nationals10

  1. Choose a qualification
  2. Select 'BTEC Stakeholder Recognition' from the menu on the left, and finally
  3. Pick a qualification size to view the associated statements of recognition.

For a printable version of this statement and a selection of some letters, please click here.

BUSINESS

1. The National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS) has provided a letter of support for BTEC Level 4 and BTEC Level 5 in Business and Hospitality Management.

NATAS was established in 1979. Today, NATAS is one of the leading trade associations in Singapore, representing over 300 licensed travel agents. NATAS members command some 80% of the market share, whether it is in the Outbound, Inbound, Air-transport, or Surface-transport sectors. For more information, please see their website.

2. Skills CFA has provided a letter of recognition for BTEC Level 5 HND in Business.

Skills CFA is a registered charity promoting skills and qualifications in the workplace. Since 1996 we have successfully developed standards, apprenticeships and training programmes across the UK for a whole range of business skills. For more information, please see their website.

HAIR AND BEAUTY MANAGEMENT

1. Spa & Wellness Association Singapore has provided a letter of support and recognition for BTEC Level 3 in Beauty Therapy Techniques, and BTEC Level 4 and BTEC Level 5 in Hair and Beauty Management.

SWAS was founded in 2004 in response to the need of an association to reach out to all sectors of the Beauty & Wellness Industry. Over the last decade, SWAS has grown with the Industry and has worked relentlessly over the last few years to nurture the image of and build consumer confidence in its members and the industry at large. Enormous efforts were made to engage various government agencies and organisations including Spring, NEA, PLD, IDA, CASE etc. in dialogue to provide information, exchange views in order to help improve business conditions and promote good practices within the industry. SWAS works closely with Case Trust in Spa Accreditation as well as advance management and controls of business practices of spa establishments. For more information, please see their website.

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

1. Skills for Health has provided a letter of support for BTEC Level 4 and BTEC Level 5 in Health and Social Care.

Skills for Health is the Sector Skills Council, for all health employers; NHS, independent and third sector. For more information, please see their website.

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

1. The National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS) has provided a letter of support for BTEC Level 4 and BTEC Level 5 in Business and Hospitality Management.

NATAS was established in 1979. Today, NATAS is one of the leading trade associations in Singapore, representing over 300 licensed travel agents. NATAS members command some 80% of the market share, whether it is in the Outbound, Inbound, Air-transport, or Surface-transport sectors. For more information, please see their website.

2. People 1st has provided a letter of support and recognition for BTEC Level 5 HND in Hospitality Management.

People 1st is the sector skills council for hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism in the UK. For more information, please see their website.

TRAVEL AND TOURISM

1. The National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS) has provided a letter of support for BTEC Level 4 and BTEC Level 5 in Travel and Tourism.

NATAS was established in 1979. Today, NATAS is one of the leading trade associations in Singapore, representing over 300 licensed travel agents. NATAS members command some 80% of the market share, whether it is in the Outbound, Inbound, Air-transport, or Surface-transport sectors. For more information, please see their website.

BTEC LEVEL 7

1. The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has provided a letter detailing the criteria for exemptions and the progression options available for BTEC Level 7 Extended Diploma.

CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. They have more than 100,000 membership community, and they are the only chartered body in the UK that awards management and leadership qualifications. CMI is also the only body that awards Chartered Manager, the hallmark of any professional manager. For more information, please see their website.

ENGINEERING

1. The Engineering Council has provided a letter detailing which BTEC level 3 qualifications have been approved by the Engineering Council and meets their standards. Please visit the technical database for a complete list:

The Engineering Council is the UK regulatory body for the engineering profession, holding the Register of 235,000 professional engineers and technicians. For more information, please see their website.

2. The Engineering Professors Council (EPC) has provided a letter detailing which BTEC level 3 qualifications are supported and meet expectations for learners in the 16-19 age range and for inclusion in the 2016 16-19 performance tables – occupational qualifications.

The Engineering Professors Council exists to promote excellence in engineering in higher education. For more information, please visit their website.

3. The Royal Aeronautical Society has provided a letter detailing which BTEC level 3 qualifications are recognised for entry into the Society at Associate level.

The Royal Aeronautical Society is the world's only professional body dedicated to the entire aerospace community. Established in 1866 to further the art, science and engineering of aeronautics, the Society has been at the forefront of developments in aerospace ever since. For more information, please see their website.

4. Semta has provided a letter of support and recognition for BTEC Level 4 and BTEC Level 5 in General Engineering.

Semta develops innovative solutions and programmes to equip employers of all sizes with the skills their businesses need for future growth and competitiveness. For more information please see their website.