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About BTEC Higher Nationals Diploma



About Edexcel

Business & Technology Education Council (BTEC) was established in 1984 in the UK by consolidation of Business Education Council (BEC) and Technology Education Council (TEC). In 1996, BTEC further consolidated with University of London Examination & Assessment Council (ULEAC) to set up Edexcel.

Edexcel under the Pearson Group, is the leading provider of internationally recognised qualifications. As the UK's largest awarding body, Edexcel offers qualifications such as GCSE (General Certificates of Secondary Education), GCE (General Certificate of Education) and BTEC, etc.

Compass College is an accredited centre for the Edexcel in respect of BTEC programmes in Hong Kong.


About BTEC 

BTECs are work-related qualifications, that are designed to accommodate the needs of employers as well as allowing progression to university degrees. They provide a programme of specialist vocational learning which reflects the requirements of professional organisations and meets the National Occupational Standards for each sector or industry. With their strong emphasis on developing practical skills alongside specialist sector knowledge, BTECs are recognised internationally as providing learners with the key concepts and practical skills for direct progression to employment and further studies.  


At a glance of BTEC Higher National Diploma

This United Kingdom Qualifications and Credits Framework (QCF) Level 5 qualification is designed to provide a specialist vocational programme, targeting the needs of the industry and linking in to the requirements of professional bodies. Students are thoroughly grounded in the central skills, knowledge base and key concepts which underpin the sector. Many students will progress from this onto the final year of an Honours degree course.


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