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What are BTEC Firsts?

 

BTEC First Awards are primarily designed for use in schools as an introductory Level 1/Level 2 course for learners who want to study in the context of a vocational sector. The knowledge, understanding and skills learned in studying a BTEC First will aid progression to further study and, in due course, prepare learners to enter the workplace.

These qualifications are intended primarily for learners within the 14–16 age group, but may also be used by other learners who wish to gain an introductory understanding of a vocational area. When taken as part of a balanced curriculum, there is a clear progression route to a Level 3 course or Apprenticeship.

BTECs are vocationally related qualifications, where learners develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context. The qualifications are popular and effective because they enable learners to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace. These skills include: teamworking, working from a prescribed brief, working to deadlines, presenting information effectively, accurately completing administrative tasks and processes.

 

BTEC Firsts motivate learners, and open doors to progression to further study and responsibility in the workplace.

 

Objectives of the BTEC First Awards

The BTEC First Awards will:

  • Enable you, as teachers, tutors and training providers, to offer a high-quality vocational and applied curriculum that is broad and            engaging for all learners.

  • Secure a balanced curriculum overall, so that learners within the 14–16 age group have the opportunity to apply their knowledge, skills and understanding in the context of future development.

  •  Give learners opportunities to link education and the world of work in engaging, relevant and practical ways.

  • Enable learners to enhance their English and Mathematical competence in relevant, applied scenarios.

  • Support learners’ development of transferable interpersonal skills, including working with others, problem solving, independent study and personal, learning and thinking skills.

  • Give learners a route through education that has clear progression pathways to further study or an Apprenticeship.

Course Title: First Award in Construction and Built Environment

Type of Qualification: BTEC Level1/ Level 2 Award - 600/6817/6

Possible Range of Outcomes (Vocational Courses): Pass/ Merit/ Distinction at Level 2/ Level 1 pass

Internal Assessment/ Portfolio/ Exam: Internal and External Assessment

Course Title: Level 1/ Level 2 First Award in Art and Design

Type of Qualification: BTEC Level1/ Level 2 Award - 600/4781/1

Possible Range of Outcomes (Vocational Courses): Pass/ Merit/ Distinction at Level 2/ Level 1 pass

Internal Assessment/ Portfolio/ Exam: Internal and External Assessment

Course Title: Level 1/ Level 2 First Award in Music

Type of Qualification: BTEC Level1/ Level 2 Award - 600/6818/8

Possible Range of Outcomes (Vocational Courses): Pass/ Merit/ Distinction at Level 2/ Level 1 pass

Internal Assessment/ Portfolio/ Exam: Internal and External Assessment

Course Title: Level 1/ Level 2 Vocational Award in Hospitality and Catering

Type of Qualification: WJEC Level 1/ Level 2 Award - 601/7703/2

Possible Range of Outcomes (Vocational Courses): Pass/ Merit/ Distinction at Level 2

Internal Assessment/ Portfolio/ Exam: Internal and External Assessment

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