BTEC Course | All answers about BTEC application, preparation, book recommendations and etc


BTEC or Business and Technician Education Council offers a vocational qualification and further education qualification. Managed by Edexcel Pearson, which is the largest education organization in BTEC, it emphasizes practical skills. It is equivalent to vocational qualification in Thailand.

BTEC covers secondary school level to higher education of level 7 which is equivalent to undergraduate level. Offering a variety of 2,000 subjects, its core subjects include 16 major subject groups: applied science, art and design, business, childcare, construction, engineering, media, health and social care, hospitality, ICT, land-based, performing arts, public services, sport, and travel and tourism.

7 Levels of BTEC

Level 1 + Level 2 (BTEC First) For students 14-16 years old, equivalent to GCSE or IGCSE

Level 3 (BTEC Nationals) For students above 16 years old, equivalent to A-Level

Level 4 (BTEC Higher Nationals Certificate) For students above 18 years old, equivalent to year 1 in university

Level 4 + Level 5 (BTEC Higher Nationals Diploma) For students above 18 years old, equivalent to year 1-2 in university

Level 4- Level 7 (BTEC Professional) For students above 18 years old, the highest level of the program

The qualification can be used for job application. Moreover, those who would like to pursuit university can study to complete level 5 and continue with the last year in university.


What are the differences among BTEC, A-Level, IB, and GED?

(Diploma Programme)
CurriculumUKUniversally applicableUSAUK
EquivalencyBTEC First equivalent to GCSE, IGCSE
BTEC National equivalent to A-Level
BTEC Higher National equivalent to diploma
High school grade 12High school grade 12High school grade 12
Study approachStudy and take exams at school, but home schooling in Thailand has no clear stipulation yetStudy and take exam at school
Home schooling not applicable
No GED provided in schools in Thailand, but it can be acquired at tutorial schools– Can be acquired through studies and exams at school, or
– Study at tutorial schools
Number of required subject testsRange from 120-240 credits depending on BTEC type– 6 subjects
(mixed between Higher Level and Standard Level)
– TOK 100 hours + Essay 1,200 – 1,600 words
– Extended Essay 4,000 words
4 subjects ( Language Arts, Science , Social Studies, and Math)At least 3 subjects
(choose any)
Exam periodAccording to school’s semesterAccording to school’s semesterExam available everyday
Many times a day
Twice a year:
May-June, and October-November
Score systemP – Pass
M – Merit
D – Distinction
U – Unclassified
T – Transferred credit
– Score announcement by school
45 points from
– Full score of 7/subject
– TOK and Extended Essay 3 points
– Score announcement by school
800 points from
– Full score of 200/subject
– Pass at 145/subject
– Scores announced right after the test
A* – E
– A* is the highest
– Scores announced 2 months after
Exam approachDepending on school’s stipulationDepending on school’s stipulationStudents can choose time and subject orderFollow test venue’s schedule
Test feesSchool’s policySchool’s policy$75/subjectVarying from
6,035 THB/subject to
6,915 THB/subject, or
9,430 THB/subject


Private course for BTEC

Designed to boost confidence, suitable for anyone who are preparing for BTEC, Private Course for BTEC at Chulatutor is live and one-on-one. It emphasizes your progress. It helps the you strengthen your strength and diminish your weakness. Not only can you choose what to study or to focus more, but also class schedule. Whether you want to study on weekdays only, or weekdays only, all is possible.

Private course for BTEC is designed to offer flexibility, both class schedule and content. It allows you to study with ease and get helped effectively. Under its firm belief of “easy to be expert”, the course is simple, live, and flexible. BTEC students must not miss it. Let Private Course for BTEC at Chulatutor help you prepare for your big day.


Private A-Level course
Number of studentsHour

20 hr.

30 hr.

40 hr.
1 person22,000 ฿33,000 ฿44,000 ฿
2 person
( save 25% )
33,000 ฿49,500 ฿66,000 ฿
3 person
( save 40% )
39,600 ฿59,400 ฿79,200 ฿
แถมฟรี 2 ชม.แถมฟรี 4 ชม.
Note :
– Private course at the school – you can select your own schedule.