Edexcel BTEC National Dip./Cert./Award (NQF)
|Summary||BTEC Nationals are designed as specialist qualifications for students who have a clear view of their future career or are seeking progression to higher education. BTEC Nationals are equivalent to A levels and are highly valued by universities, further education colleges and employers alike.
There are more than 250 qualifications for students to choose from. These qualifications are suitable for students aged 16 upwards and are recommended for those who have achieved at least four A*- C grade GCSEs or have completed a BTEC First and have a clear view of where they want to be, or wish to go to university.
|Tariff entry||The qualification was first considered for UCAS Tariff points in February 2003. Points came into effect for entry to higher education from 2005 onwards.
Expert Group report (PDF)
|Learning hours||Diploma = 18 x 60 hr units = 1080
Certificate = 12 x 60 hr units = 720
Award = 6 x 60 hr units = 360
|UCAS Tariff points||Diploma||Certificate||Award|
These qualifications have been replaced by the new suite of QCF BTEC Nationals with effect from September 2010. For further information about qualification start dates, please refer to the Edexcel website. Details of the Tariff points for the new qualifications can be found here.
|Further information||Visit the Register of Regulated Qualifications website|