The BTEC ‘problem': one strategy aiming to help with retention, attainment and progression

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Abstract

Over the past few years, there has been an increase in BTEC (The Business and Technology Council) students attending Higher Education Institutions (HEI), with approximately 100,000 BTEC students applying for a place each year (UUK, 2017). However, while there has been an increase, these students are less likely to achieve a 'good' degree (Gartland et al., 2018, p. 638) and BTEC students drop out of a degree course in greater numbers than any other group (Kelly, 2017). This appears to suggest that having a BTEC has impacted a student’s success in Higher Education. As such, it is a problem that needs further investigation and addressing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-37
JournalAcademics as changemakers: Addressing challenges in HE context
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2020

Keywords

  • BTEC, Retention. engagment, attainment, barriers

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