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Which Universities Accept BTECs?

Which Universities Accept BTECs

Studying an Edexcel BTEC HND course is a great way to learn, develop practical skills and gain a valuable qualification in a specific subject. But, once you’ve completed the course, what is the next step? Many students use their qualifications to move up the career ladder and to develop future job prospects.

Another option is to progress to university and many BTEC students can take advantage of their Level 3 BTEC HND qualification to join a degree course in the second or even third year.

But which universities accept BTECs in the UK? We’ve compiled a list of the universities that will accept BTEC qualifications for different levels of entry. Keep reading to learn more.

Final Year University Entry

Universities that have indicated they will take on BTEC HND Business Studies students for final year entry include, but are not limited to:

  • Bournemouth University (The Business School)
  • University of Glamorgan
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • University of Huddersfield
  • University of Northampton
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • University of Plymouth
  • University of Salford
  • St Patrick’s College
  • Southampton Solent University
  • University of Sunderland
  • University of the West of England
  • University of Worcester
  • York St John University

Advanced University Entry with a BTEC

Additionally, a number of universities will accept students with a BTEC Level 3 for advanced entry, that is 2nd or 3rd-year entry. These are:

  • Bath Spa University
  • Bournemouth University (The Business School)
  • Brunel University West London
  • Cambridge Education Group (Stafford House College)
  • The University of Central Lancashire
  • Coventry University
  • University of Derby
  • De Montfort University
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Essex
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • The University of Greenwich
  • Griffith College Dublin
  • Hertfordshire International College of Business and Technology (HIBT) – University
    of Hertfordshire
  • Huron University USA in London
  • Kingston University
  • The University of Liverpool
  • Nescot College International
  • Northumbria University
  • The University of Portsmouth
  • The University of Reading
  • The Surrey Institute of Art and Design University College
  • The University of Southampton
  • The University of Sussex
  • Thames Valley University – London
  • University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
  • University of Westminster
  • University of Worcester

International Students with BTECs

Students outside the UK can benefit too, as the following universities have indicated that students who have gained their BTEC HND qualifications outside the UK are welcome to submit applications.

  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • University of Bedfordshire
  • The University of Bolton
  • Bradford College (University Centre)
  • Bradford University
  • University of Brighton
  • Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • University of Kent
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • De Montfort University
  • University of Glamorgan
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • University of Greenwich
  • Harper Adams University College
  • University of Huddersfield
  • The University of Lincoln
  • London Metropolitan University
  • London South Bank University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Nottingham University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • University of Plymouth
  • University of Portsmouth
  • Queens University Belfast
  • University of Wales, Newport
  • University of Wales Institute
  • St Patrick’s International College
  • Staffordshire University
  • University of Surrey
  • Swansea Metropolitan University
  • University of Teesside
  • University of Ulster
  • University of Westminster
  • University of the West of England, Bristol
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • University of Worcester

Remember that acceptance onto courses is at the sole discretion of the University in question and that for the latest information; students should contact the Admissions Officer of the one they’ve chosen.

Universities in London That Accept BTECs

There are 18 universities in total in London, and many of them accept BTEC qualifications in their entry requirements. Here are some of the universities in London that accept BTECs:

  • Brunel University West London
  • London Metropolitan University
  • London South Bank University
  • Middlesex University
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Thames Valley University, London
  • University of Westminster

University Entry Requirements

You may be required to achieve a certain number of UCAS points through your BTEC course in order to be accepted to your chosen university. Some universities will be happy to accept students with one Level 3 BTEC (equivalent to 3 A-Levels), while some will prefer students to have at least one A-Level alongside their BTEC.

Some universities will look at BTECs on an individual basis to determine whether they will accept a student with this qualification. This will usually depend on the relevance of the BTEC course, the competitiveness of the university course, and other factors.

Looking for more top places to study? Check out this pick of the best universities in the UK.

BTEC Courses to Study

Thinking of studying a BTEC HND course before going to university? At Oxford College, we offer a number of BTEC courses in different subjects. Check out some of the options below:

As we have discussed, some of the best universities across the UK will accept BTEC qualifications for entry. Just be sure to check if there are any specific entry requirements for the universities you are applying to.

Do All Universities Accept BTECs?

Almost all universities in the UK accept BTEC qualifications as an alternative or addition to A-Levels. Sometimes BTEC students feel that they may not be able to get into university from their course and that they need to do A-Levels instead, but this is not the case.

Many universities appreciate BTEC students as these courses give them important practical skills as well as the ability to research and study independently.