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Pearson International BTEC Awards

Pearson International BTEC Awards

The 2021 BTEC Awards featured international winners from Portugal, Turkey, The United Arabs Emirates, Netherlands, Tanzania, and Northern Ireland. Of the over 800 nominations received, almost 300 were from international learners. Showcasing students, teachers, and institutions from across the globe and their amazing results with BTEC’s this year.

Tiago Bastos Nunes, from Portugal won BTEC Creative Media Learner of the Year
Tiago is studying for a BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Cinema and Television at ETIC (Portugal) where he represents his school as student ambassador. He has already won awards for his films including the award for best student film in Toronto Independent Festival of CIFT 2021 Canada.

Joint Award- Caitlin Tohill and Caoimhe Tohill from Northern Ireland won BTEC Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Learner of the Year
Caitlin studies the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Travel and Tourism at St Patrick’s College, Maghera (Northern Ireland). She represents her school in various voluntary roles and plays an active part in supporting her local community. Caoimhe is taking a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Travel and Tourism at St Patrick’s College, Maghera (Northern Ireland). She balances a part-time job with her studies and has taken on other voluntary roles to support local charities and initiatives.

The IVS Alliance group from the Netherlands won BTEC International Centre of the Year
The IVS Alliance group offers 6 BTEC programmes at UK level 3, which EQF level 4. They offer courses in the Business and Hospitality BTEC sectors, with customised qualifications in Business and Fashion and Executive Management.
Wilbert Kapinga from Tanzania won BTEC Performing Arts Learner of the Year
Wilbert studies at the Braeburn International School Arusha (Tanzania) for a BTEC International Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Performing Arts. Unsurprisingly he spends a lot of his free time performing in addition to his extra studies for A Level French and a BTEC Sport. He is also a Sports Prefect for his school.

Megan Piechowiak from The United Arab Emirates won BTEC Sport Learner of the Year
Megan studies BTEC International Level 3 BTEC in Sport at Jumeirah English Speaking School or JESS (UAE). She also holds a Level 3 Personal Training certification, a C Award Netball Coach certification, along with a certification to be a netball foundation coach. She umpires three nights a week for three different elite netball leagues, she is captain of the netball, rounders, swimming and basketball teams at JESS, and she is an assistant gymnastics coach for under-five-year-olds.

Eren BÜktel from Turkey won BTEC Teacher of the Year
Eren teaches BTEC Applied Science L1 and L3 at TED Atakent High School (Turkey). This popular and creative teacher supports his school in scientific projects such as the Physics Olympics and through innovation and entrepreneurship.

Pearson BTEC

Every year, BTEC serves 1 million learners in 50 countries. Available in over 15 sectors.
BTECs Offer an alternative to academic education from fundamental learning to professional courses at postgraduate level and have been developed and validated in partnership with educators, employers and government to ensure content reflects the needs of a workforce.

BTEC qualifications support learners with practical, hands-on learning experiences at every step of their career journey, whether they choose to take their skills straight into employment or to further and higher education. More and more employers and higher education institutions worldwide are choosing BTEC-qualified candidates, thanks to the practical skills and industry knowledge which make BTEC graduates more employable.

The BTEC courses comprise a variety of units, which are designed to enable learners to build their understanding and skills across the course of study. This includes Online Blended & Digital Learning Experience -Explore Learning Hub, our latest digital learning platform supporting blended learning delivery, which gives you access to bite-sized, mobile-optimised content and courses that provide a flexible learning experience.

Pearson, the world’s leading learning company’s mission is to help people make the most of their lives through learning. Whether it’s at home, in the classroom or in the workplace, learning is the key to improving our life chances. To this end, Pearson brings together leading names in education to provide a blend of content, curricula, assessment, training, and technology to make learning more engaging and effective.

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The fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0 is still evolving, and although we might not have the complete picture until we look back 30 years from now, employers are increasingly adopting Industry 4.0 processes in innovation, training and development.

Many companies are also grappling with how to upskill and develop their current workforce; this is where BTEC can support.

Our qualifications have been developed in partnership with educators, employers and governments, and provide a flexible pathway – combining knowledge, skills and their application to real-life scenarios – enabling learners to progress to higher education or employment.

This year Pearson celebrated the 11th annual BTEC Awards online. The awards celebrate the vocational excellence of learners, teachers, tutors, and providers from over 30 countries.

Nominations cover 19 categories and winners are chosen based on their outstanding achievement in their field of study, extracurricular activities, and exceptional enthusiasm and motivation toward their area of study. Seven of this year’s winners were international students, teachers, and centres, proving that the quality of the BTEC qualification is globally recognised and revered.

Using the awards and winners storied to help inspire future learners to move forward to achieve their dreams.

With over 40 years of proven success, more employers and higher education institutions across the globe are choosing BTEC-qualified candidates for their practical knowledge and employability skills.

Employers value BTEC qualifications because courses are usually industry-directed; in other words they give students industry-specific knowledge and skills which makes them readily employable. Courses are developed by professional bodies and higher education experts, which guarantees that a BTEC-qualified candidate will demonstrate the right standards of knowledge and practical skills for the role.

  • BTECs can be an excellent way to progress into university and nowadays more and more universities are recognising BTECs in their admissions.
  • BTECs are becoming more popular among students, so it isn’t a surprise that universities are adjusting their acceptance requirements and promoting the same respect for BTECs as A-levels receive.
  • BTECs are recognised by 70 universities worldwide.
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