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A Guide to
Edexcel’s
BTEC
Qualifications

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‘ Over the last 25 years, BTEC qualifications have helped millions of people develop the skills they need to succeed.
Engaging and inspiring, these work-related qualifications are suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities. They

provide a
practical, real-world approach to learning.

This guide is designed to showcase the fantastic

range of

qualifications that we have to offer alongside the resources available for both teacher and student. There is also detailed information on the training

that we offer to centres

and teachers, key need-to-know facts about the transition from NQF to QCF qualifications, plus up-to-date contact information. What’s more, each sector in this guide also encompasses an

overview of the qualifications, where students can
progress to, teacher training, interesting
facts and handy information.
From all of us here at the Edexcel International team,

we wish you every success.’
Patrick Casey
Director of International, Edexcel

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Contents
APPlIED SCIENCE
ArT AND DESIgN
BuSINESS AND SErvICES
CONSTruCTION AND ThE BuIlT ENvIrONmENT
ENgINEErINg
hAIrDrESSINg & BEAuTy ThErAPy
hEAlTh AND SOCIAl CArE
hOSPITAlITy
IT
lAND-BASED AND ENvIrONmENT
mEDIA
PErFOrmINg ArTS & muSIC
PuBlIC AND uNIFOrmED SErvICES
SPOrT
TrAvEl AND TOurISm

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14
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26
32
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44
50
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62
68
74
80
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* The information presented in this document is correct at the time of print June 2012 and is subject to change.

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our qualifications explained

Edexcel BTEC
qualifications
and the QCF
The Edexcel BTEC standard suite of qualifications formally sits on the uK Qualifications and Credit Framework (uK QCF) for England Wales and Northern Ireland.
The uK QCF recognises skills and qualifications by awarding credits for units (small steps of learning), enabling students to gain qualifications at their own pace and along flexible routes. The uK QCF replaced the National Qualifications Framework (uK NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland in September 2010.

The following table gives a comparative overview of the key differences between the two frameworks.

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www.edexcel.com/international

uK nqf
Level

Qualification title

uK qcf
GLH

Qualification title

Credits

Btec level 4/5 Higher nationals
960

Edexcel BTEC level 5 hND
Diploma

240

Edexcel level 5 BTEC
higher National Certificate

600

Edexcel BTEC level 4 hNC
Diploma

120

Edexcel level 3 BTEC
National Diploma

1080

Edexcel BTEC level 3
Extended Diploma

180

Edexcel level 3 BTEC
National Certificate

720

Edexcel BTEC level 3
Diploma

120

Edexcel level 3 BTEC
National Award

360

Edexcel BTEC level 3
Subsidiary Diploma

60

Edexcel BTEC level 3 Certificate

4/5

Edexcel level 5 BTEC
higher National Diploma

30

Btec level 3 nationals

3

Btec level 2 firsts
360

Edexcel BTEC level 2
Diploma

60

Edexcel level 2 BTEC
First Certificate

180

Edexcel BTEC level 2
Extended Certificate

30

Edexcel BTEC level 2
Certificate

2

Edexcel level 2 BTEC
First Diploma

15

Btec level 1 introductory and foundation learning
1/2

Edexcel level 1 BTEC
Introductory Diploma

variable

Edexcel level 1 BTEC
Introductory Certificate

variable

Edexcel BTEC level 1
Diplomas, Certificates &
Awards (vocational component
of Foundation learning)

variable
variable

Entry Level BTEC/Certificates and Foundation Learning
Entry

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Edexcel Entry level BTEC
Certificate in life Skills

variable

Edexcel Entry level BTEC
Certificate in Skills for Working life

variable

Edexcel BTEC Entry level...
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