The University of Birmingham currently accepts the BTEC Extended Diploma for some of its courses, and the BTEC Diploma and Subsidiary Diploma, combined with A levels, for many others.
We welcome the revised specifications to level 3 BTEC qualifications for first teaching in Autumn 2016 (first entry to university in 2018), particularly the move towards examinations and external assessment, and the new emphasis on research skills, all of which will better prepare students for university study.
The University has undertaken a comprehensive course-by-course review of the revised specifications. We will not be making any immediate changes to our entry requirements as a result of the new specifications. However, we will continue to monitor application patterns and student performance on a course-by course basis, and regularly review our entry requirements in the light of this. Entry requirements are available on our website.