BTEC is an established brand of choice for the world’s learning communities, engaging students in applied, practical, interpersonal and thinking skills for more than three decades. The BTEC suite of Pearson qualifications, Higher Nationals (HNs) are widely supported by higher education and industry as the principal vocational qualifications at Levels 4 and 5. BTEC is one of the world's most successful applied learning brands, helping students develop their practical, interpersonal and thinking skills for more than 30 years.
When developing our BTEC Higher National qualifications, we worked with a wide range of students, employers, higher education providers, colleges and subject experts to make sure the qualifications met their needs and expectations. We also work closely with professional organisations to make sure the qualifications were in line with recognised professional standards.
The Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications in Business are designed to reflect the increasing need for high quality professional and technical education at levels 4 and 5. They provide students with a clear line of sight to employment and to a degree at level 6 if they choose. Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications take a student-centred approach to the curriculum. There is a flexible, unit-based structure that focuses on developing the practical, interpersonal and thinking skills the student will need to succeed in employment and higher education. They represent the latest in professional standards and provide opportunities for students to develop skills and behaviours for work, for example by taking part in a group project or meeting a client brief. A student may achieve exemption from professional or vendor qualifications, or membership of selected professional organisations to help students on their journey to professional recognition or membership.