BTEC from Pearson: an international education system

Kronenburgh International Business School is recognized by Pearson and is therefore part of Pearson’s international network of vocational colleges, business schools and universities. Pearson is the largest certificate and diploma awarding authority in the UK. The international used BTEC education system is used to build up the Kronenburgh programs. Here you can find all Pearson school as well as Kronenburgh International Business School.

BTEC International education system at Kronenburgh

The training programs of Kronenburgh International Business School is build on BTEC units (modules). A BTEC unit is a set of lecture days around one subject such as “Business Strategy” or “E-commerce”.

BTEC has been developed in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders such as students, employers, higher education providers, colleges and subject matter experts to ensure that qualifications meet their needs and expectations. BTEC developers also work closely with relevant professional bodies to ensure alignment with recognized professional standards. That is why BTEC qualifications are generally recognized by the business community and higher education as a professional qualification.

BTEC qualifications in Business are designed in such a way that the students’ needs for high-quality professional education and the demand by international organizations and companies for qualified personnel are optimally met.

Legal Residency in The Hague at Kronenburgh International Business School
Student housing in The Hague near Kronenburgh International Business School

Under the license and controle of Pearson

Pearson is the largest certificate and diploma awarding authority in the UK with academic and professional qualifications recognized and benchmarked globally. Pearson is the world’s leading learning company. Every year, more than 100,000 BTEC students get access to a university with their diploma.

Kronenburgh International Business School can provide the Pearson BTEC courses under license. Pearson is therefore also visible as an awarding body on a certificate and diploma from Kronenburgh International Business School.

The pearson Quality Assurance involves a set of processes and procedures to ensure that students completing our qualifications are issued a fair grade based on their performance. Aspects taken into account are: assessment practice and decisions, internal verification practice and decisions, physical and human resources and the internal learning process to continuously improve the education.

BTEC certificates and diploma’s

The BTEC system is owned by Pearson. Kronenburgh International Business School follows the Business line. A learning line is a series of BTEC units that follow the Pearson guidelines. Successfully completing a learning track may then result in a certificate or diploma:

BTEC International Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business (see Kronenburgh BTEC 3 part time) (see Kronenburgh BTEC3 full time);
BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business (see Kronenburgh HNC part time) (see Kronenburgh HNC full time);
BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business (see Kronenburgh HND part time) (see Kronenburgh HND full time).

More information on Higher Nationals.

In the Dutch system BTEC Level 3 is comparable with MBO4. BTEC level 4 is comparable with Dutch HBO Bachelor year 1 and 2 (Associate). BTEC level 5 is comparable with Dutch HBO Bachelor year 3. The TOP-up is the final Bachelor year.

Student Corps in The Hague near Kronenburgh International Business School
Student sport in The Hague near kronenburgh International Business School

Nuffic to compare UK and NL Diploma’s

Nuffic is the European organisation that compares the education systems in the different European Country’s. Although Brexit, this comparison is still up to date. See more informationa about NUFFIC. The BTEC system is internationally recognised by NUFFIC.

Nuffic developped the EQF: the European Qualification Framework.

After primary school and secondary school in the UK there is further education: BTEC3. In the Netherlands there is MBO (middelbaar beroepsonderwijs).

UK system BTEC International Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business is comparable with NL system MBO4 (EQF4).

After further education in the UK there is university education BTEC 4-5 and Bachelor (HONS). In The Netherlands there is HBO (Hoger Beroepsonderwijs / Universitair onderwijs).
UK system BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business is comparable with NL system HBO year 1 and 2 (associate) (EQF5);
UK system BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business is comparable with NL system HBO year 3 (EQF5).
UK system Top-up year is comparable with NL system HBO or University Bachelor (EQF6).

See here for more information about the Nuffic comparison of diploma’s and certifications.