Date Posted: Jul 15, 2019
Now you have left school do you think you could do with some additional help when it comes making the move from Year 11 to college, apprenticeships or employment?
DurhamWorks is a dedicated service to support young people aged 16-24 living in County Durham who are not in education, employment or training.
We are a partnership project between Durham County Council and nine organisations working together to offer information, advice and guidance to provide opportunities such as training, work experience and vacancy matching. We also offer tailored support to what a young person may need.
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BTEC qualifications are actually technical awards, technical certificates, applied generals and tech levels but because students are familiar with the term ‘BTEC’ we have given them their own section.
BTECs taught as applied generals are vocational qualifications that provide underpinning knowledge for a work sector but do not usually qualify students to work in the sector. However, a BTEC that is a technical certificate or tech level can act as a ‘licence to practise’ in certain roles. For example, a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Childcare and Education may be suitable for employers in roles such as nursery assistant, early years worker or education support assistant in a school.
BTECs are available in broad sector areas such as health and social care, childcare and education, engineering, construction, etc.
There are 3 levels of qualification:
BTEC awards /BTEC introductory
BTEC Level 2 award/certificates
BTECs at Level 3 have some equivalence to A-levels, for example:
*GLH is only a guide and some sectors have different GLH for their qualifications
Find out more on the Pearson website.