In the BTEC National units there are opportunities during the teaching and learning phase to give learners practice in developing employability skills. Where employability skills are referred to in this specification, we are generally referring to skills in the following three main categories:

1. Cognitive and problem-solving skills: use critical thinking, approach non-routine problems applying expert and creative solutions, use systems and technology

2. Interpersonal skills: communicating, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-presentation

3. Interpersonal skills: self-management, adaptability and resilience, self-monitoring and development

There are also specific requirements in some units for assessment of these skills where relevant. For example, where learners are required to undertake real or simulated activities. BTEC Business leads into many different pathways, from apprenticeships with multi national corporations to degree courses in Business Management, Accountancy, Economics, etc.