How our education is structured
Two parts in a college year
Every full-time college year consists of a lecture period and an internship period. In the part-time program there is one lecture day a week. During the other days, the student works as part of the internship.
How our lecture days are structured
During a lecture day 1 unit is always central throughout the whole day, for example the unit ‘Management Accounting’. This way we can go into depth.
For full-time students, in the morning we focus on the new theory (Think) working college (theory combined with small exercises). In the afternoon we put all theory into practice by making assignments, projects work (Act) supported by the lecturer. We finish with a ‘end-of-day-test (EDT). This way you as well as the Lecturer gets feedback on the individual learning processes. If you work hard, work will be finished at the end of the day and you are free to relax, do sports etc in the evening. At the end of the unit there will be an exam training. This way you are well prepared for the internship (Grow).
For part-time students, the focus during the lecture day is mostly on the theory since the rest of the week is already in practice during work / internship. Instead of the EDT, there is a kick-off-test.
Online students do not take lecturers but have limited lecture support.
The unit assignment and assessment
At the end of the BTEC unit there will be a theoretical exam. Next you will receive an assignment brief. Here you apply the theory into practice. You will draw your own conclusions and formulate advice with a critical eye. You submit a concept, and you receive feedback from the lecturer. Next you hand in the final version. There always is a presentation part within the assignment.