What to do if you are a BTEC student searching for a course in Clearing

Whilst A-levels are often considered the main route onto a university degree, BTECs are most certainly just as credible.

For those of you waiting for your BTEC results, here’s a few tips you will want to know ahead of Clearing. 

Start your search early

BTEC results are published a whole month ahead of A-level results day, so you can start your search early. This also means that you won’t have the pressure of finding a place on that one day.

It also means you’re at a massive advantage, as you can start talking to universities well ahead of other students.

Check what courses we have available through Clearing here

Give us a call!

If you’re unsure about anything to do with your results, the best advice is to give us a call! Our admissions team will be able to talk through your results with you, and help you understand your options.

Contact us on 01902 51 85 85

Ask about employability prospects

Employability is the key focus at the moment, and this is where BTECs come in; they are naturally more employer-focused that A-levels and therefore give you an edge. However, you’ll want to keep this focus on employability going, so make sure you ask a university what they do to help you do that!

For example, did you know that we’re second in the UK for employability*? We off things like fee-free industrial placements, employability workshops and volunteering opportunities to really help you stand out in the job market when you graduate.

Be sure

With all the panic around results and Clearing, it’s easy to lose focus on what really matters; you and your future. It’s important to take your time to make sure that any course you choose or offer you receive is the right one for you.

Taking just a little bit more time to think over your options will do you the world of good, and make sure that the choice you make sets you up for an exciting future.


*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education. 96% of our class of 2015 were in work or further study after six months. For universities with 2,000 - 3,000 graduating students (full-time, undergraduate).