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Nottingham Girls' Academy

Vocational Qualifications

The world's most successful, best-loved applied learning brand, BTEC has been engaging learners in practical, interpersonal and thinking skills for over 25 years.

The qualifications are designed to meet the needs of employers, BTECs are work-related qualifications for learners taking their first steps into employment, progressing through their careers or planning to enter university.

BTEC Firsts

BTEC Firsts offer level 2 learners an engaging introduction to life and work in a vocational sector.

Students develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context.

Taken as part of a balanced curriculum, BTEC Firsts provide a tried-and-trusted progression route to further study, to an apprenticeship or into employment.

BTEC Nationals

BTEC Nationals provide specialist, work-related learning across a range of sectors.  Delivering the knowledge, skills and understanding students need to prepare for their chosen career, BTEC Nationals offer progression to higher or further education or into employment. 

BTEC Quality Review and Development

Why we do it

Quality review & development is how Pearson/Edexcel check that we are managing appropriate quality assurance systems and procedures. Quality review & development helps ensure we as a school have sufficient quality assurance systems, policies and procedures that are implemented appropriately, consistently and fairly.

How we do it

Quality review & development is an annual visit to look at our school-wide quality assurance systems. It ensures that we have measures in place to ensure effective management and delivery of BTEC qualifications we deliver. Every centre with learners registered on the qualifications identified above will have a quality review & development visit.

On the right hand side, you can view the Quality Review & Development Feedback Report for the last three academic years.

Quality Management Review & Development Reports