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.
|Journal||Academics as changemakers: Addressing challenges in HE context|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Oct 2020|
- BTEC, Retention. engagment, attainment, barriers