BTEC Extended Diploma at Braeside High School

6th February 2017

Braeside High School offers BTEC Extended Diploma in Business and Sports as a post IGCSE qualification alongside the A Levels. The BTEC programme at Braeside has tremendously grown over the years. This is a two-year full-time course that meets entry requirements to higher university education locally and internationally. Being a diploma course, some of the graduates opt to venture into employment immediately after the course.

Part of the learning process requires that students get work related experience, that is why they are taken for trips to businesses, corporate companies and Government parastatals to gain these skills and experiences.

A big thank you to some of the corporates like the Central Bank of Kenya, Equity Bank, Bata, IPSOS, Brookside just to name a few for taking our students for training.

Recently they visited Equity bank and here is what the Equity Management had to say;

‘Senior students from Braeside school chose Equity bank for their Business case study. The group comprised of 47 students and 3 teachers.

The students are pursuing a BTEC Extended Diploma in Business. BTEC is a vocational course certified by EDEXCEL, UK and real life practical experience (such as the study of Equity Bank) forms an important component of this qualification.

David Nyamu, General Manager, Corporate Banking takes the scholars through the Equity Journey during the study tour at Equity Centre.

The students’ academic trip sought to understand; 

  • The history, sponsorship programmes and CSR projects Equity Bank
  • How health and safety legislation and regulations affect the working environment in the Banking industry
  • The role of internet marketing within Equity bank and 
  • The impact of capping banks interest rates to the Kenyan banks and the economy in general.

A group of staff from Equity Bank engaged with the students through presentations and open discussions on the selected topics of study.  They were led by David Nyamu who is charge of Corporate Banking’.

Braeside School scholars following proceedings during their study tour at Equity Centre