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    By employers?

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    Yes it's equivalent to a masters degree :yes:
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    (Original post by bengali baba)
    Yes it's equivalent to a masters degree :yes:
    Well clearly its not.. idiot

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    Recognised? Yes.
    Highly regarded? No. Even a simple degree beats it.

    Generally the structure is like this:

    Lowest Qualification
    GCSE
    then
    A-Level/BTEC (which is best depends on who you ask, but A-Levels probably do come out on top)
    then
    Bachelor's degree
    then
    Some form of integrated Master's
    then
    An actual Master's
    then
    Doctoral degree
    then
    Professional qualifications such as becoming chartered.
    Highest Qualification

    This is of course just a general structure, but as you can see, BTECs aren't worth much at all.
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    Depends on the job/career you want to go into
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    (Original post by 1secondsofvamps)
    Depends on the job/career you want to go into
    IT but more hardware support not programming

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    (Original post by Superhotfire)
    IT but more hardware support not programming

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    I don't really know much on IT but I don't see why not. I'm currently doing a BTEC so
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    (Original post by Superhotfire)
    IT but more hardware support not programming

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    A BTEC in Computer Science is presumably a well respected qualification.
    Not so sure about IT.
    Computer Science is worth looking up / doing even if you want to go into IT/Hardware.
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    If you want to make a decent salary do a levels and then do a degree in computer science. BTECs really aren't worth much
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    (Original post by lucy244)
    If you want to make a decent salary do a levels and then do a degree in computer science. BTECs really aren't worth much
    They are equal to A levels and come out on top for employability for both grads and non grads
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    (Original post by Windies)
    A BTEC in Computer Science is presumably a well respected qualification.
    Not so sure about IT.
    Computer Science is worth looking up / doing even if you want to go into IT/Hardware.
    BTEC IT includes a massive amount of computing/cs content, its just the name of the 2010 qualification, from 2016 it will be called Computer Science but will still share most of the same modules
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    (Original post by yt7777)
    They are equal to A levels and come out on top for employability for both grads and non grads
    Btec in most cases does not come out on top. Well in pretty much all cases.
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    (Original post by Kholmes1)
    Btec in most cases does not come out on top. Well in pretty much all cases.
    For Graduate employability:
    BTEC+Degree:80%
    A level+Degree: 73%

    Non Grad employment but directly in skilled, professional or managerial jobs:
    BTEC: 49%
    A level: 45%

    Also beccause of the subjects offered by BTEC a higher % of graduates go on to work in high paying areas such as Engineering, IT or Business Finance
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    (Original post by yt7777)
    For Graduate employability:
    BTEC+Degree:80%
    A level+Degree: 73%

    Non Grad employment but directly in skilled, professional or managerial jobs:
    BTEC: 49%
    A level: 45%

    Also beccause of the subjects offered by BTEC a higher % of graduates go on to work in high paying areas such as Engineering, IT or Business Finance
    Where are those statistics from? And for what type of employment? Does not sound right at all.
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    (Original post by yt7777)
    For Graduate employability:
    BTEC+Degree:80%
    A level+Degree: 73%

    Non Grad employment but directly in skilled, professional or managerial jobs:
    BTEC: 49%
    A level: 45%

    Also beccause of the subjects offered by BTEC a higher % of graduates go on to work in high paying areas such as Engineering, IT or Business Finance
    Interested to know where you got those stats from.

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    (Original post by Superhotfire)
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    If you can, do A-levels instead. A-levels are pretty much always seen to be better than BTECs (whether you agree that they actually are or not) and you'll find that they will set you up to go to a better uni (Oxbridge, LSE don't accept BTECs) and to better employment.
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    By BTEC, do you mean level 3 (A-level equiv)? For your kind of career area, I wouldn't say that there's a massive difference between A-levels and BTECs, and BTECs certainly are recognised.
    If you were looking to do a degree, which may or may not be relevant to your aims, then I'd generally advise A-level (just because they tend to be preferred by universities). But it sounds like you are looking more at job-entry
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    (Original post by yt7777)
    For Graduate employability:
    BTEC+Degree:80%
    A level+Degree: 73%

    Non Grad employment but directly in skilled, professional or managerial jobs:
    BTEC: 49%
    A level: 45%

    Also beccause of the subjects offered by BTEC a higher % of graduates go on to work in high paying areas such as Engineering, IT or Business Finance
    Makes me laugh how people hype up A levels, but when there A level results dont bang and all the BTECs have done well and are going to university, i wonder who ends up coming out on top LOL!

    If you know exactly what career you wants eg; engineering, IT, and so on' A BTEC is probable better
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    (Original post by BlackSweetness)
    Makes me laugh how people hype up A levels, but when there A level results dont bang and all the BTECs have done well and are going to university, i wonder who ends up coming out on top LOL!

    If you know exactly what career you wants eg; engineering, IT, and so on' A BTEC is probable better
    Thats pretty much saying that Btecs are easier than Alevels. What you said is true someone who fails alevels could easil get a distinction* in Btecs which is better.
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    BTEC's are what the thick kids are forced to do by parents who refuse to accept they have stupid children.
 
 
 
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