Is a BTEC Qualification the Right Choice for My Child?

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With the different kinds of qualifications out there it can be tricky to find a focus on what will be best for your child going forward. BTEC courses are offered at colleges, and some of the best private schools in London, as well as private schools up and down the country. They can be a good alternative for children, but are they the right choice for your child?

What are your child’s key goals moving forward?

Does your child have a career in mind, or are they not sure what they want to do in the future? It can feel like a loaded question for some kids, so it’s understandable if your child isn’t sure what they would like to pick up as a future career. A BTEC can help teenagers work out exactly what interests them and how it can benefit them in the future.

Does your child prefer more practical activities?

A BTEC course often offers a different perspective to learning and how it can teach your child more practical ways of thinking. It’s a good way of working out what your child prefers to learn about and what they can pick up from other activities and ways of learning. BTEC courses offer more options for working with children on a level that suits their needs.

Does your child struggle with the jump from GCSE to A Level?

A Levels are known to have a huge jump, and BTEC courses are also offered at GCSE level to help children that have missed out on exams or didn’t perform as well as they had hoped. Not all of us possess the skills to naturally go through GCSE life, and it can be a daunting prospect for children with learning difficulties or special educational needs. 

BTECs often pave the path, but it doesn’t mean that they only cater to children that struggle in school. They are for everyone and are a great way of building your skills in other ways.

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