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BTEC works!

BTECs are well recognised by employers, and are the fastest growing route into university, offering students a practical way of learning, to gain industry-specific skills and qualifications.

BTEC works at West Nottinghamshire College

You can find out all you need to know about BTECs by watching this short video courtesy of ITN Productions and Pearson - the awarding body for BTECs.

I choose BTEC - Elizabeth Findlay

Elizabeth Findlay, of Keepmoat Homes, explains how studying a BTEC in construction and the built environment aided her career progression and also propelled her on to a degree course at the University of Derby.

BTECs at West Notts

  • Choose from a broad range of subjects.
  • Real work placements provide on-the-job experience.
  • Study centres with industry facilities help prepare students for the workplace.
  • Trips and activities give an insight into the working world.
  • Live project briefs and industry experts inspire learning.
  • Students showcase skills in regional and national skills competitions.


On completion of a BTEC qualification, graduates can choose to move confidently on to university-level study, employment or an apprenticeship!

A Guide to BTEC for Parents and Students

Why choose West Notts?

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100% A Level pass rate in 2020

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Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction**

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

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£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
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