Positive attitudes to learning are evident and students are friendly and courteous towards one another. Behaviour around the college, as seen during the inspection, was orderly and calm.

Ofsted 2014


BTECs at Desborough College

We are incredibly proud of our successful BTEC curriculum at Desborough College, with all our courses enjoying a 100% pass rate. More than this, in summer 2017, 80% of students achieved a top Distinction * or Distinction grade. We currently offer the following courses: Extended Certificate in Business, Level 1/2 First Awards in Music, and in Information and Creative Technology.

BTEC has earned its reputation as the world’s most successful applied learning qualification, providing students with a clear line of sight into work. Encouraging students to take responsibility for their own learning, BTEC develops the practical, interpersonal, and thinking skills essential for professional life.


BTECs are developed in consultation with employers and higher education experts, so they can trust that anyone who is BTEC qualified will demonstrate the high standards of knowledge, practical skills and understanding required for further study and employment.


Further information about all current and potential BTEC courses can be obtained from the relevant Head of Department, BTEC Quality Nominee (Mr D Clawson) or from the awarding body at: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/home.html

You can also download a helpful Parents’ Guide to BTECs from the link below. 

Parents Guide

BTEC Policies and Documents