The BTEC qualification in this specification is QCF Level 3 National Extended Diploma. This extends and deepens the specialist work-related focus to learners. There is potential for the qualification to prepare learners for appropriate direct employment in the vocational sector or some learners may wish to gain the qualification to progress to a higher education.
It is broadly equivalent to three General Certificate of Education (GCE) A Levels and recognized by the Ministry of Education in the Sultanate of Oman as grade 12 high school.
The BTEC Level 3 Certificate is also suitable for more mature learners, who wish to follow a vocational program of study as part of their continued professional development or who want to move to a different area of employment.