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BTEC Qualifications at the Stephenson Academy 

With a track record built over 30 years of learner success, BTEC offers an applied learning pathway students can follow through their school years into further or higher education – and into a career.

BTEC courses give students the knowledge, skills and understanding they need through practical, work-related activities in a real-life context that will help them achieve their ambitions in life. BTEC courses offer an alternative – or a complement – to academic courses (such as GCSEs), with their emphasis on the necessary practical, interpersonal and thinking skills that help students progress through school, moving on to higher education, or entering the jobs market to embark on their chosen career.

BTECs are developed in consultation with employers, professional bodies and higher education experts, which means when an employer is looking to recruit they can trust that a BTEC-qualified candidate will demonstrate the right standards of knowledge, practical skills and understanding required for the role.

YouGov® research showed that nearly 2 out of 3 of large companies have recruited employees with BTEC qualifications, and 4 out of 5 BTEC students now in employment consider their BTEC as an important step towards their desired job.


Employers value BTEC’s approach to learning because they find BTEC-qualified employees:

Which BTEC courses do we offer?

At Stephenson Academy we are offering the following BTEC courses for the 2014 – 15 academic year:

In Key Stage 4: BTEC Level 1 and Level 2 Qualifications:

Animal Care (Level 2)

Catering / Home Cooking Skills (Level 1/2)

Construction (Level 1) and Construction & the Built Environment (Level 2)

Health and Social Care (Level 1/2)

Public Services (Level 1)

Sport (Level 1/2)


Other BTEC courses that have delivered in the past have also included Applied Science, IT Users and Fish Husbandry.

This is the now the third year that BTEC qualifications have been delivered by the Academy and they have been instrumental in providing a broad curriculum offer to our students. This has resulted in our students achieving an increasing number of qualifications with 86% of students achieving 5 x A* - G (or equivalent) qualifications in June 2014.

Further information:

For further information about the BTEC courses at Stephenson Academy please contact Leigh Siddon (BTEC Quality Nominee) in the first instance. Leigh will be pleased to provide more details and answer any questions, or, queries that you may have about these types of qualifications.