About Edexcel and BTEC
Edexcel, a Pearson company, is the UK's largest awarding body offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.
Through initiatives such as onscreen marking and administration, Edexcel is leading the way in using technology to modernise educational assessment, support teachers and learners.
Educational excellence is at the forefront of all our innovations in specification content and technology-driven assessment solutions, and raising student performance is our overarching objective.
Meeting a challenge set by our regulator in England, we’ve pioneered the use of scanning technology and onscreen marking, supported by our assessment associate colleagues. This has led to improved performance and more secure results.
We offer the widest range of learning programmes, from academic qualifications – such as the ‘gold standard’ GCEs (A levels) and GCSEs – vocational and business learning and adult literacy and numeracy qualifications.
For over 25 years, we’ve championed work-related learning through BTECs and other vocational qualifications. Over a million learners registered for BTECs and other vocational qualifications in 2007-08, including more than 200,000 school students taking BTEC Firsts and Nationals – GCSE and A level equivalents.
We’re also leading the way in delivering the Diploma in England, which is offered in schools and sits alongside or encompasses BTECs and GCE/GCSE learning.
We offer innovative developments, which change the way children are taught and assessed.
- Level 3 vocational qualifications that can be taught alongside A levels
- Attract both SCAAT and Ucas points, improving the results of both your centre and your learners
- Students develop deep, specialist, practical skills and understanding
The BTEC National Diploma is a vocational qualification taken in England and Wales and Northern Ireland by young people aged 16 and over and by adults. The qualification is organised and awarded by the Edexcel Foundation within the BTEC brand. BTEC ND is the highest level of the BTEC structure and is equal to A-Levels.