Here are our most frequently asked questions
Q: Is the BTEC Level 4 a recognised qualification?
A: Yes, BTECs are recognised qualifications.
Young people at school and college regularly complete BTECs these days, alongside GCSEs, A levels and NVQs. Edexcel is the awarding body that accredits BTECs. No other awarding body (e.g. City & Guilds, OCR, etc.) can accredit BTEC as it is a Brand owned by Edexcel. Our Level 4 BTEC is a Professional Award, which is higher than ‘A level’, in terms of the skills you have to demonstrate. It is a customised qualification and the content is owned by Tri-Coaching, whilst the title is owned by Edexcel. Tri-Coaching Partnership is an Edexcel centre, approved to deliver the BTEC Level 4 Professional Award in Coaching for Driver Development.
Tri-Coaching went through a six month approval process to become an approved centre.
Q: Is a BTEC lower or higher than an NVQ?
A: NVQs and BTECs can be set at different levels. For example, NVQ level 3 is the same as BTEC level 3 is the same as an A level. Each qualification is different, however, in terms of what you are expected to demonstrate. ‘A levels’ are more academic and are assessed through examinations (as well as course work). NVQs are assessed through the collation of evidence that demonstrates you have met the standards. BTECs are assessed through the completion of assignments (which can be practical or verbal as well as written).
Q: How long is the course?
A: Four days in four separate modules plus one day in-car.
Q: Can we do the course quicker than 1 year if we have the spare time?
A: We want the qualification to help you gain valuable skills that will help you to improve your business and to lessen the chances of your pupils becoming KSI statistics - and not just a pretty certificate to hang on the wall! With this in mind the modules are spaced to give you sufficient time to practise and assimilate the skills in your day-to-day work.
Q: How much will it cost?
A: The total cost of the course: 4 modules plus in-car = £1000 + VAT (£1200 in total). This can be spread over 12 months at £100 per month.
Q: Do I have to do all the modules to gain the professional BTEC qualification?
Q: Do I have to take the BTEC qualification or can I just do the modules?
A: You can just do the modules without taking the qualification, but the fee is the same with or without the BTEC.
Q: How many assignments are there?
A: To gain the Level 4 BTEC Professional Award in Coaching for Driver Development you will need to complete four units / modules. Each module consists of one day in the classroom followed by an assignment.
There are four assignments in total.
Q: How many people per course?
A: We run courses with up to 30 people. There is plenty of time for group discussion and activities. It is a very interactive course with lots of support from the two facilitators.
Q: On the 4 days in the classroom will we be doing assignments? If not, what will we be doing?
A: The classroom days are designed to give you the information to be able to be successful at the assignments, which are pass or fail.
The days are structured tightly to ensure you have the best opportunity to gain the information you need, whilst also being good fun.
Each day is split into sections with a core activity that focuses on helping you meet the assessment requirements as set out in the assignment. You won't be completing assignments in the classroom, as they are all about you going away and putting into practice what you have learned in the classroom.
Q: Will the BTEC go towards a higher qualification and if so, do you do it? Plus what is it?
A: The Tri-Coaching BTEC is a stand-alone qualification. It doesn't count towards another, higher qualification, as such.
It has been developed to offer real knowledge and skills to help you to operate on a day-to-day basis thus maximising both the effectiveness of your training and the success of your business. It is not part of a progressive academic process.
However, in academic terms, it looks good on a CV. For example, if you wanted to complete a masters degree relevant to driving and did not have a first degree, the fact that you have gained an accredited, recognised qualification, coupled with evidence of experience in the field, would stand you in very good stead.
Q: Will there be other locations?
A: Possibly, however, this is subject to demand. There are currently three locations: Newport Pagnell, Sheffield and Glasgow – chosen for their central position and easy motorway access.
Q: How do I book ?
A: Just visit the website page http://www.tri-coachingpartnership.com/btec-41.html
or give us a call on 0800 058 8009