BTEC: The next steps to University

Student stories

Khalia Isaaq - BSc Occupational Therapy

“I chose to do a BTEC in Health and Social Care rather than doing A levels as I felt better suited to practical study than through doing coursework. Taking up a BTEC course was a fantastic choice for me as I was still learning the same things that I would through A levels, just in a different way. A BTEC is just as sufficient as studying A levels, they are both equal in the amount of work you have to do, the only difference is the way of learning, as you are not sitting exams, you are doing coursework.

A BTEC is a great way to gain the knowledge, skills and qualifications you will need to go to university. I decided to go to university because of the taught units through my BTEC.

I realised that there were so many opportunities and routes within health and social care and that my options were not limited. I am now studying BSc Occupational Therapy.

A levels are not the only pathway to university because a BTEC was mine!”

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