United Kingdom BTEC courses

What is BTEC?

BTEC (Business & Technology Education Council) is certified by Pearson Group, the largest certification organisation in the UK. Pearson is one of the most successful and most popular learning brands in the world. The BTEC qualification certificate has helped many students improve practical work skills, interpersonal communication, and critical thinking skills for more than 30 years.

BTEC courses also pay attention to the needs of employers and provide career-oriented qualification certificates to help students take the first step in career development or entering university.

There are more than 1.7 million registered students in the global department of BTEC, and their academic qualifications are recognized internationally and in Hong Kong.

BTEC Higher National Diploma(HND)

These two years long courses provide opportunities for access to higher education, and students with an HND can enter directly into the third year of a university degree programme. They are also a powerful platform for development or employment, as well as a starting point recognized by professional institutions of learning.

The HND courses are recognized and accredited by the UK’s qualifications and credits framework (RQF), the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), with at RQF Level 5, which is equivalent to the associate degree in Hong Kong. After completing these courses, students can choose to enter a local or overseas university for further study。

BTEC Higher National Certificate(HNC)

Students who have obtained an HNC can usually directly enter the second year of university degree programmes and continue to receive higher education. Students can also progress to HND Level 5 courses after completing the HNC course to obtain a higher level of professional knowledge in the selected field.

Progression and recognition

The BTEC British National Advanced Series of courses have obtained the British Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) level, which is equivalent to Hong Kong’s associate degree and advanced diploma levels. Students can continue to university courses locally or overseas after graduation


Recognized by local Universities in Hong Kong

Overseas University Recognition

Students can search for their preferred overseas university by Degree Finder. Optionally, students can ask us for direct links to universities in the UK and other international destinations.

Why choose BTEC programme?

International Qualification

BTEC qualifications are recognized by Edexcel, the largest certification agency in the UK. BTEC courses are offered in more than 120 countries around the world. It is recognized by universities and governments in many countries (some countries require academic review). It can be used for university admission, on-the-job entry and immigration.

Flexible learning model

With the online teaching mode (Tutor Live), students can review the video of the class in the future even if they are unable to attend the class on time.
Courses are evaluated by homework, and schools do not have to deal with the pressure of examinations and are more suitable for working people to study part-time. The study time can also be adjusted according to the students’ goals, to better suit the needs of students in different periods。

Combine practical and theoretical

The BTEC course combines theory and actual industry needs, so that students not only learn knowledge, but also strengthen the skills needed for work。

Recognized by multiple institutions

Courses are recognized by many professional bodies:

  • Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Institution of Structural Engineers
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Chartered Institute of Building
  • Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists
  • Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
  • Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating and Engineers