One of the beauties of studying a BTEC qualification,
is that you have two doors firmly open to you. One is the apprenticeship route, again
so you’ve got those practical skills along with the academic side, hugely valued by employers.
But if you choose to possibly to the harder mathematical units, that would open up the
door to going to a university. And when you get to university, within that course, there’s
very often a year where you have a project that you’ve got to solve for yourself. And
that involves practical skills. I know that when I did my degree course, I was lucky enough
to have done an apprenticeship before i did it, so I had those skills already. But a student
who is going to a normal school where they perhaps don’t learn through a BTEC, maybe
won’t have those skills, so I think even at a degree level you have that advantage
over other students that perhaps don’t have that understanding and background.