BTECs are specialist qualifications that are an alternative to A Levels. They provide a more practical, real-world approach to learning alongside a key theoretical background. DLD College London offers BTEC qualifications in Business and Creative Digital Media Production which are the equivalent of three A Levels (BTEC Diploma) or just one A Level (BTEC Certificate).
The BTEC qualifications are recognised by 100 countries worldwide and our graduates have gone on to study in Monaco, Chicago and some of the best universities in the UK including a number of Russell Group Universities such as Bristol, Liverpool, Nottingham and Sheffield.
Our BTEC results are outstanding with a 100% pass rate for several years in a row – full details here.
BTECs offer students a variety of assessment methods which allows them to build on their strengths. Each course provides students with a mix of project based assessments which typically involve employer links, as well as written tests, online assessments and examinations. BTECs have grown in popularity in recent years because they allow students to express their understanding practically, as well as theoretically.
We are incredibly proud of our links with employers. Our BTEC students have recently worked with Ticketmaster, the British Film Institute (BFI) and Harrods. The opportunity of engaging with real world employers is an element that separates out BTEC courses from traditional study. This provides students with an insight into the real world and it prepares them for university and employment alike.
To be eligible to apply for a BTEC course at DLD, students must have at least 5 GCSEs at C (Grade 4) or above including Maths and English.
International students need to have a minimum of 5.5 IELTS equivalent level (with no component less than 5.0) and will need to take Maths GCSE and IELTS alongside the BTEC course.
Admission is dependent on interview and previous academic achievements.
Both our teachers and students have been presented with national awards in recognition of their excellence.
In 2016, Media Production tutor John Branney was presented with the ‘Most Inspirational Teacher Award’ at the Shine Awards. In 2017, our BTEC Creative Digital Media Production students were presented with the ‘Showstopper Challenge Award’ by the exam board Pearson.
The reason we have enjoyed such great success in our BTEC offering is because the qualifications allow us to tailor the curriculum towards how our students best understand each subject. We can choose assessment methods and we have a robust process where we use student feedback to review and revise the qualifications each year. This ensures we create courses that students are excited about and motivated to learn.
If you are wondering whether a BTEC is right for you, read more about in our blog on BTECs versus A Levels here.
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