BTEC (Business & Technology Education Council) is a high–quality, career–focused qualification grounded in the real world of work.  

BTEC courses focus on skills-based learning and are designed around themed units for business courses. Rather than testing everything at the end, BTEC learners are tested throughout the course using assessments based on real-life scenarios.  

Its practical approach allows learners to develop and apply the knowledge, skills and behaviors that employers and universities are looking for. The courses offered are vocational and will give the learners opportunity to complete assignments and activities based on realistic situations linked to working in a variety of related environments.

BTEC is accredited by Pearson international-UK. The qualification is organized and awarded by Pearson within the BTEC brand and it is equivalent to A Levels.

Why choose BTEC international?

Young people taking their first step into a new career need the right blend of technical and academic skills to support them. Employers and higher institutions of learning are looking for highly skilled, job-ready individuals with a strong work ethic. That’s why Riviera High School decided to add the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business and the BTEC level 2 diploma in business. These courses appeal to over 5,000 universities around the world, employers and professional bodies with employability at heart. Our learners will be able to develop the skills and confidence they need to step into a prosperous future. BTEC program has the highest rate of learner progression than any other vocational qualification, particularly to Higher Education. It is offered by University of London in collaboration with Pearson International.

BTEC entry and selection criteria

Any learner joining the program should have achieved a Grade C or above in English and Mathematics to join the level 3 extended diploma in BUSINESS and in the subject/s they wish to study or equivalent.

Assessment Styles/Methods

These include;

  • Internal assignments; This are work-related assignments set and marked internally in the School.
  • External Tasks; This are Practical, work-related tasks, set and marked by the awarding body.
  • Synoptic units; Here learners can demonstrate that they can apply skills, knowledge and techniques learned across the qualification.

Qualification Gained

Our learners will gain BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business. The program is equivalent to 3 A-Levels with a maximum of 420 UCAS points being available in the program.

Also they will attain a Diploma in business. This is equivalent to 2-A levels of IGCSE Cambridge.