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Students with BTEC qualifications

We welcome students applying to Brunel with a BTEC qualification. Many of our students join us with either a BTEC or a combination of BTEC and A Level qualifications.

We've answered some of the most common questions you might have below. But if you have a question that we haven’t answered, get in touch and we’ll help.

What do you mean by a BTEC “in a related subject” in your entry requirements?

We accept a huge range of BTEC subjects onto our courses, so sometimes it is difficult to list exactly what we accept for each programme. If you are not sure if your BTEC is relevant to the course you are applying for, please contact us on admissions@brunel.ac.uk or +44 (0)1895 265 265. 

What support is available? 

We will support you from application through to graduation.

Support before you arrive

If you are applying with a BTEC Extended Diploma and have put Brunel as either your firm or insurance choice on UCAS, we will offer you a place at our Pathways to Brunel event, a unique one-day event to help you start preparing for university. 

On the day you will: 

  • Meet other students who will also be starting in September
  • Find out what university will be like from our current students
  • Discover the differences between BTEC and university study. 

Support while you're here

When you arrive, you will be assigned a tutor or supervisor, who will be your main contact for academic support. If you need any individual, personal or welfare support then our Student Support and Welfare Team are on hand to provide a wide range of support. 

What do I need to do when I receive my BTEC results?

If you’ve already applied to Brunel through UCAS and hold a conditional offer from us, we will receive your BTEC results automatically from UCAS. We will be working through the batches of results as quickly as possible to provide the final decision on your application. We would also recommend that you upload a copy of your BTEC certificates and transcripts to your My Application portal

I haven’t applied to university this year, can I still apply and what should I do when I get my results?

It is not too late to apply to Brunel for September 2018 entry. A number of our courses still have vacancies and you can view which courses are  open on our Clearing web page. If you already have your BTEC results, then you are able to apply to Brunel in Clearing. If you are taking a combination of BTEC and other qualifications, such as A-levels, then you should wait until you have the results for all your qualifications before applying via Clearing.

The first step is to complete Brunel’s Clearing application form including details of the qualifications that you have. If you are successful and receive a provisional offer from Brunel, then you will just need to complete the full UCAS application online and refer yourself to Brunel to gain your official confirmed offer.

The closing date to make an application through UCAS is 20 September 2018, but a number of our courses will close earlier, so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible after you receive your results.