Bangkok Kids Website – BTEC Awards at BIST

awards.jpgComing to Bangkok in August 2016 – The BTEC Awards – New Pathways for Your Child’s Success

BTEC Awards were first introduced in the UK in 1984. They are extremely reputable courses, awarded by the Edexcel Exam Board and studied in over 100 countries. Similar to A Levels, and just as valuable, the BTEC course was designed to attract students with vocational talents. While many international students excel in their academic subjects, there is now an opportunity for students with extra-curricular flair to achieve awards in their favourite subjects.

While some students thrive under exam pressure, many find themselves under-performing compared to their peers. The BTEC Award acknowledges that practical people demonstrate their skills under different conditions, crediting students for presenting evidence based on real life work and studies. They accumulate units towards their award, under the personal guidance and support of their teacher, to meet deadlines and achieve their full potential.

BTEC Awards are professional and work-related courses, devised to accommodate the needs of employers and allow students to progress to higher education. These courses offer students the combination of theory, as well as practical learning, and teach our future generations how to apply their skills in a real world context. Students benefit from clear pathways towards studying at degree level with links to employment in industries such as Hospitality Management and Sports Science.

Following a BTEC Award, students can potentially use their new qualification to move on to the first role of their careers.  The awards were developed in partnership with industry representatives, which led to recognition by companies across a wide range of industries; and many professional bodies offer successful BTEC students exemptions for their own accredited qualifications. The BTEC Award can open a new avenue of options for your child to choose from, as well as university, after sixth form.

These courses can be combined with A Level subjects to create a personalised curriculum, inspiring students to pursue their passions and interests towards their future success. The BTEC Awards were also designed for young people interested in a particular sector or industry, who may still be unsure which job they would like to do. This gives students the time and experience to make an informed decision, to enter a career that they are interested in, backed up by a first-hand taster of the industry.

The A Level 3 BTEC Award is equivalent to 1 A Level, carries UCAS points and is recognized for entry to overseas higher education institutions. By combining BTEC courses with A Levels, students can now hand-pick a head-start in life, integrating different aspects of their education to suit their individual skills. Your child now has a wealth of options to choose from, right here in Bangkok.*


* Bromsgrove International School Thailand will be offering four BTEC courses from August 2016, the only boarding school in the city to offer a vocational post-16 pathway. They will be offering BTEC courses in Sport, Travel and Tourism, Business, and Creative Digital Media.

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