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.
After further education in the UK there is university education BTEC 4-5 and BSc (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;
UK system BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business is comparable with NL system HBO year 3.
UK system Bachelor of Science Bsc is comparable with NL system HBO or University Bachelor of Science.
See here for more information about the comparison of diploma’s and certifications.