Business and Technology Education Council

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Business and Technician Education Council[edit]

The Business and Technician Education Council was the British body that awarded the vocational qualifications commonly referred to as "BTECs".

BTEC qualifications are undertaken in vocational subjects ranging from business studies to engineering and are equivalent to other qualifications such as the GCSE (levels 1 to 2), A Level (level 3) and university degrees (levels 4 to 7).

The BTEC was formed in 1984 from the Business Education Council (BEC) and the Technician Education Council (TEC).[1] In 1996, University of London Examinations & Assessment Council (ULEAC) and BTEC merged to form Edexcel.[2]

Examples of BTEC courses include Health & Social Care, Business Studies, Engineering, Science, Information Technology, Media Production, Travel & Tourism and Performing Arts.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Richard Aldrich (2002). A Century of Education. Routledge/Falmer. p. 220. 
  2. ^ "Our history". Edexcel. Pearson Education. Retrieved 14 June 2014.