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BTEC courses are industry focused qualifications that combine practical and theoretical studies ranging from certificate level to extended diploma.

Why study a BTEC course?

If you have a good idea of the career route you would like to take, a BTEC is a great way to develop a deeper, practical knowledge of your subject so you’re ready for industry or university.


You will develop practical skills related to your chosen subject.

Career Ready

BTECs will help to equip you if you choose to go straight into industry after college.

UCAS Points

BTECs still allow you to gain valuable UCAS points so you can go to university.


Our facilities are industry standard so you have real knowledge ready for your career.

Meet our Students

“I like the freedom to have a topic, take it and create my own version and experiment with different materials and techniques in my own work.”

Trinity Fairman
BTEC Art and Design

“I highly recommend Strode’s College as it gave me a safe space to learn. Both the staff and students made me look forward to my classes.”

Lauren Gallacher
BTEC Dance, A level English Language, A level Geography

“I liked that I was able to meet new people and make friends on my courses, who shared similar interests. I also liked how supportive the staff are, always there to help with any problems.”

Aimee Edwards
BTEC Business, A Level Dance, A Level English Language and Gold Arts Award