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Case Studies 

Liam Archer studied a BTEC HND in Construction and the Built Environment

Liam is a real BTEC success story, starting on a BTEC First before progressing through BTEC Level 3 and 4, he was set to complete his BTEC HND in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) in 2016. During his time at Leeds College of Building, he evolved from a shy, quiet student into an innovative, strategic thinker who regularly challenged and changed ineffective procedures at work, ran CPD training for his office, volunteered at environmental days and mentored young apprentices.

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Robyn Wedderburn is studying a BTEC HND in Business

Why did you choose to complete a Higher National?

I was offered places at Leeds and UMIST to study textile design and design management, and didn’t get good enough A level results. So I went to complete an Art foundation course hoping to get a place at the end of my year. During this time, although I applied for places, I didn’t secure any, and was really struggling to see a future for myself in the world of art and design, I just really didn’t feel creative enough.

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Megan Shannon is studying an HND in Construction and the Built Environment

Why did you choose to complete a Higher National?

I am currently doing an apprenticeship which is a 5 year course. The first two years are where I complete my HND I believe by doing this instead of going straight into university has given me a great insight into the industry which I have chosen and makes the work side of my apprenticeship easier to understand.

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Chris Harland studying an HND in Computing

Why did you choose to complete a BTEC Higher National?

It was the natural progression from doing a BTEC National Diploma, to reach the qualification level and skills I wanted to get my career started. From this I was able to develop the research skills and deeper understanding of my chosen field's disciplines.

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