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How to master your BTEC assignments


Lots of our students studied for a BTEC before they decided to join us.  And while traditionally BTECs have meant no pressure of exams, you still need to master your assignments!

We talked to Engineering student Martin Berisford, who impressively got all As and A*s in his assignments! Well done Martin!

Martin didn’t think he would get such brilliant results and gives valuable advice on how he did it and how you could achieve a distinction too.

Did you know?

BTECs are changing

Vocational qualifications are being reformed, you may be confused about what this means.

Does this affect me?




Hi I’m Martin, I studied BTEC in Business Studies and IT. Getting the passing grade was quite easy but getting to distinction level is where the challenges started to come in.

It’s all about using your teachers

My teachers guided me, saying we’re going to make sure you’re only going to hit the merit criteria, or the distinction criteria. So, write your coursework, then show your teacher and keep showing them each time you make changes, and through those gradual changes you will get there.

Believe in yourself

I knew I would get a good grade, but couldn’t believe I got a distinction star in every module! When I started hitting distinctions on my assignments, that’s when I realised that actually, I would like to go into higher education.

I wanted another challenge

BTECs were quite difficult for me because I’ve got autism, so managing my own mental health along with studies was quite challenging but this is why I chose to study economics. Economics seemed in-depth and interesting.


Extra advice from Martin!

Check out the next Open Day

I went to an Open Day and spoke to some of the lecturers. The uni changed my offer to an unconditional offer because they didn’t realise I had distinction stars for both courses which was a bonus for me!

When I spoke to the lecturers they were so helpful and down to earth people, I thought yes, I want to go here rather than my other choices.


Next Open Day

Saturday 16 June

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More about my experience at Coventry…

The staff were friendly and approachable

The first year was very hard for me but the lecturers were really helpful, they kept me grounded and focused by answering any questions I had. Once I came out of first year it was a lovely experience overall. I never thought I’d enjoy education but I really enjoyed it!

My favourite things about Coventry University

I love the Hub and the library. The Hub is bright, colourful and vibrant in terms of the people. It’s just a lovely campus.


Why choose us?


Inspire me

2nd in UK for Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

Times Higher Education – June 2017


Game on

97% employed or in further study six months after graduation

DLHE – 2015/16


Hello world

We send more students overseas than any other UK university

HESA 2015/16