BTEC Specialist qualifications are qualifications at Entry level to level 3 in the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) and are designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of sectors. BETE give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment. The qualifications also provide career development opportunities for those already in work. Consequently, they provide a course of study for full-time or part-time learners in schools, colleges and training centers.

BTEC Specialist qualifications provide much of the underpinning knowledge and understanding for the National Occupational Standards for the sector, where these are appropriate. They are supported by the relevant Standards Setting Body (SSB) or Sector Skills Council (SSC). A number of BTEC Specialist qualifications are recognized as the knowledge components of Apprenticeships Frameworks. They attract achievement and attainment table points that equate to similar-sized general qualifications.

On successful completion of a BTEC Specialist qualification, learners can progress to or within employment and/or continue their study in the same or related vocational area. Care needs to be exercised when registering learners as the titling conventions and titles for the revised QCF versions of the BTEC Level 2 Firsts and BTEC Level 3 Nationals have changed.

The QCF is a framework which awards credit for qualifications and units and aims to present qualifications in a way that is easy to understand and measure. It enables learners to gain qualifications at their own pace along flexible routes.

Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Award

The Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Award provides an introduction to the skills, qualities and knowledge that may b e required for employment in a particular vocational sector.

Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Certificate

The Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Certificate extends the work-related focus from the Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Award (QCF) and covers some of the knowledge and practical skills required for a particular vocational sector.

The Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Certificate offers an engaging programme for those who are clear about the vocational area they want to learn more about. These learners may wish to extend their programme through the study of a related GCSE, a complementary NVQ or other related vocational or personal and social development qualification. These learning programmes can be developed to allow learners to study complementary qualifications without duplication of content.

For adult learners the Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Certificate can extend their knowledge and understanding of work in a particular sector. It is a suitable qualification for those wishing to change career or move into a particular area of employment following a career break.

BTEC Scaffolding Program.

The Program will enable learners to understand the tools, equipment and working techniques used to perform scaffolding tasks. It gives learners the opportunity to use these techniques to erect a variety of scaffolding systems during his work.