BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council) program at MCBS is a vocational education and training program offered by Pearson, a leading education company.

BTEC qualifications are recognized globally and are designed to provide practical skills and knowledge in various industry sectors. The program offers a range of courses at different levels, providing students with pathways to higher education or direct entry into the workforce. BTEC learners develop and apply the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that employers and universities are looking for.

The main study programs in the department are Pearson BTEC International Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business, Pearson BTEC International Level 3 Extended Diploma in Information Technology, Pearson BTEC International Level 3 Extended Diploma in Marketing, Pearson BTEC International Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism and Pearson BTEC International Level 2 Diploma in Business.

Key Features

  1. Practical and Applied Learning: The BTEC program focuses on practical and applied learning, equipping students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the workplace. The curriculum emphasizes hands-on activities, projects, and real-world scenarios that enable students to develop practical skills relevant to their chosen industry.
  2. Industry-Relevant Skills: The program aims to bridge the gap between education and industry needs. It offers courses in diverse fields such as Business, Travel and Tourism, and Information Technology. Students acquire industry-specific skills and knowledge that are directly applicable to their chosen career paths.
  3. Modular Structure: The BTEC program follows a modular structure, with each module focusing on a specific topic or skill set. This modular approach allows students to learn in a progressive manner, building on their knowledge and skills as they advance through the program. It also enables students to achieve qualifications at different levels, from entry-level certificates to higher-level diplomas.
  4. Continuous Assessment: BTEC courses are based on continuous assessment rather than traditional exams. Students are evaluated through a combination of assignments, projects, practical assessments, and presentations. This assessment method allows students to demonstrate their understanding, practical skills, and application of knowledge in real-world contexts.
  5. Work-Based Learning: BTEC programs often incorporate work-based learning opportunities, such as internships, placements, or industry projects. These experiences provide students with valuable practical exposure to their chosen industry, allowing them to apply their skills in real work environments and gain industry insights.
  6. Progression Pathways: The BTEC program offers clear progression pathways for students. Upon completing a lower-level qualification, students can continue their studies to attain higher-level qualifications or choose to enter the workforce directly. The program provides pathways to further education, including university entry, enabling students to continue their academic journey if desired.
  7. Industry Recognition: BTEC qualifications are well-regarded by employers globally. They are recognized and valued for their focus on practical skills, industry relevance, and preparation for the workplace. BTEC graduates often possess the skills and knowledge sought by employers in their respective industries.

BTEC - The Future Begins Now!


Frequently asked questions.

To enhance the value of BTEC internationally, MCBS is offering a flexible vocational qualification which remains relevant globally to students, teachers, employers, and governments.

The Pearson BTEC International Level 3 qualifications are career-focused courses which equip learners with the knowledge, understanding and employability skills they need to succeed.

Covering a range of key sectors, they are equivalent to the successful UK BTEC Level 3 courses and support entry into University in the UK and internationally or directly into employment.

These qualifications have been designed with employers and professional bodies to provide relevant work-related learning. They develop knowledge, skills and understanding – theory and practical application. They are modular in their design and the focus is on progression at the learner's own speed from one level to another.

All Pearson BTEC International Level 3 qualifications provide transferable knowledge and skills that prepare learners for progression to university. The transferable skills that universities value include:

  • the ability to learn independently.
  • the ability to research actively and methodically.
  • the ability to give presentations and be active group members.

BTEC learners can also benefit from opportunities for deep learning, where they are able to make connections across units and select areas of interest for detailed study. BTEC in MCBS provide a vocational context in which learners can develop the knowledge and skills required for particular degree courses, including:

  • research skills
  • presentation skills
  • decision making skills.
  • selection of appropriate tools and processes used in engineering.
  • effective writing
  • self-management and planning skills
  • analytical skills
  • preparation for assessment methods used in a degree.
  • ability to work in a legal, ethical, and moral manner.

All qualifications are mapped to transferable skills and delivery of these skills will be supported through Pearson resources.

In align with Oman 2040 vision of “Providing and encouraging technical education and vocational training for all stages of general education”. MCBS is preparing the students  to meet labor market demands for different technical specializations.

With Technical and Vocational qualifications such as BTEC have sparked an interest from employers and higher education institutions in Oman. They are choosing BTEC-qualified candidates for the academic, practical knowledge and skills that are learnt whilst studying a BTEC.

Vocational education equips students with practical experience and technical skills in a specific type of field and this will become more important as the workplace changes. Some occupations like manufacturing production, administration and sales are expected to change dramatically in the years ahead.  Other occupations are likely to grow - including travel and toursim, skilled trades and jobs in IT and Security based services and and hospitality jobs.

Pearson BTEC International Level 3 qualifications are 100% internally assessed through assignments and practical tasks. Most assessments are set and marked by educators in the school or college and verified by Pearson. Pearson will set and provide centers with Pearson Set Assignments for some units.

For units assessed with a Pearson Set Assignment provides the assignment to be used as the assessment for the unit. For the remaining internally set units, Pearson provides Authorized Assignment Briefs. These can either be used as the assignment or used as a template to set  the assignments, in link with our local employment profile in Oman.