Information for parents

Information for parents

BTEC - Business and Technician Education Council

Age 16 +

BTEC Course

BTECs can provide you with real-life experience in your industry, which is valued by both potential universities and prospective employers.

As of September 2023, Wingate School will be the exclusive provider in the Canary Islands of this qualification training.

We will be offering a 2-year BTEC Level 3 qualification for the following industries: Hospitality, Art and Design, Performing Arts, and Creative Media including Animation and Games.

All courses are available in 1,2 or 3 A Level equivalents.

BTEC qualifications are accepted worldwide, allowing you to progress to higher-level courses whilst removing the pressure of end-of-year exams.

Assignments and coursework are marked throughout the course, and all the results from this work are combined towards your final grade.

All courses have theory and practical experience in the relevant industry. We collaborate with top businesses on the island to offer the best practical experience possible so that you learn on the job, and are totally prepared to enter the industry upon completion of the course.

With experienced professional teachers from Wingate, officially an “Outstanding School”, and in collaboration with industry leaders for practical training, this combination has created the perfect learning experience to allow your transition to your career to be as seamless and smooth as possible.

Our courses are all bilingual. We offer languages as part of the course. If you are a native Spanish speaker, you will receive high-quality English lessons, and if you are a native English speaker, you will receive intensive Spanish lessons. If you are fluent in both, as with most of our Wingate students, you will receive German lessons.

Curriculum overview

The essence of the Wingate Education

Hospitality - Units of study

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Customer Service Provision
  • The Principles of Leadership and Supervision
  • Cost control for Hospitality Supervisors
  • Hospitality Business Enterprise
  • Supervise Food and Beverage Service
  • Accommodation Operations
  • Industry-related Learning in Hospitality
  • Events
  • Real workplace experience as well as study
  • Programme activities and language classes

Performing Arts - Units of study

  • Investigating Practitioners’ Work
  • Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance
  • Group Performance Workshop
  • Performing Arts in the Community
  • Individual Performance Commission
  • Final Live Performance to an audience
  • Employment Opportunites in the Performing Arts
  • Singing for Performance
  • Musical Theatre Techniques
  • Developing Skills and Techniques for Performance

Creative Media - Art and Design

  • Exploring and Developing Creative Skills
  • Advancing Creative Practice
  • Responding to a brief
  • Creative Project
  • Personal Progression
  • Personal Investigation
  • Creative Industry Response

Additional info


  • Minimum of 4 GCSE at 4-5 (C) or above, including English Language
  • A Level 2 qualification at Merit or above
  • An interview/audition where you will need to demonstrate your enthusiasm and commitment to this area of work
  • You will take an initial assessment, which you will need to pass at Level 2 to gain access to the course
  • All courses are subject to a successful and positive reference from a previous tutor or employer

Documents download

Useful documents for parents

BTEC Prospectus

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