If you are an international centre and wish to find out more about delivering our BTEC Higher National programmes, please contact your nearest Edexcel regional office.
Q14: My programme has not been withdrawn but the UK QCF version is not yet available. What are my options?
Some NQF programmes, although not withdrawn, have yet to be accredited to the UK QCF. If you run any of these programmes your current approval has been extended to 31 August 2012. Programmes that are currently affected are listed below:
Q15: I run a programme that predates the UK NQF (2003). Do the changes affect me?If you offer a programme that predates the UK NQF (also referred to as legacy programmes) you may have been advised by your Edexcel representative to move to an equivalent QCF programme. This is part of our ongoing commitment to provide you with vocational programmes that are relevant and up to date. If you have not done so, please contact your Edexcel representative as soon as possible to discuss your options.Q16: I run BTEC Banking and Finance/BTEC Effective Behaviours for Work. Do I have to migrate to new specifications in September too?No. These programmes do not formally sit on the UK NQF and therefore you will be able to continue to run them in their current forms beyond September 2011.Q17: I run a customised programme. Do the changes affect me?Only standard, off-the-shelf qualifications have been updated for the new framework. Centres running qualifications customised for their centre will not be affected at this stage. We have extended approval for such programmes to 31 August 2012. If you run a customised programme please check your Edexcel Online account to ensure that your programme has been extended.Q18: What about NVQs?
BTEC Level 4/5 Higher Nationals
Edexcel Level 5 BTEC Higher National Diploma
Edexcel BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma
Foundation Degrees, Dip HE
Edexcel Level 5 BTEC Higher National Certificate
Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma
Intermediate level qualifications
BTEC Level 3 Nationals
Edexcel Level 3 BTEC National Diploma
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
3 GCE A Levels
Edexcel Level 3 BTEC National Certificate
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma
2 GCE A Levels
Edexcel Level 3 BTEC National Award
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
1 GCE A Level
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Certificate
1 GCE AS Level
BTEC Level 2 Firsts
Edexcel Level 2 BTEC First Diploma
Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Diploma
4 IGCSEs (A*-C)
Edexcel Level 2 BTEC First Certificate
Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate
2 IGCSEs (A*-C)
Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Certificate
1 IGCSE (A*-C)
BTEC Level 1 Introductory and Foundation Learning
Edexcel Level 1 BTEC Introductory Diploma
Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Diplomas, Certificates & Awards
(vocational component of
Edexcel Level 1 BTEC Introductory Certificate
Entry Level BTEC/Certificates and Foundation Learning
Edexcel Entry Level BTEC Certificate in Life Skills
Edexcel BTEC Entry Level Diplomas, Certificates & Awards (vocational component of Foundation Learning)
Edexcel Entry Level BTEC Certificate in Skills for Working Life
Q25: How can I tell the size of a qualification by its title?
Every qualification on the new framework will have a credit value which will reflect the size of the qualification. One credit represents 10 hours of learning time.Q26: If the titles have changed, why do you still use the terms ‘First’ and ‘National’ etc?
For ease of reference, Edexcel will continue to use ‘First’, ‘National’ and ‘Higher National’ and so on in promotional materials and in correspondence with you. However, these terms will not appear on the final certificate.
Q27: Will the updated specifications be supported by new resources?Yes. Study Skills Guides (Levels 1-3) and Study Guides (Levels 4-5) have been developed specifically for the updated programmes. You are eligible for one free copy per registration. Dispatch is triggered by registrations made via Edexcel Online.For Firsts and Nationals, Study Skills Guides are available for the majority of sectors. There are also Student Resources, Teaching Resource Packs and Assessment Resources for a wide range of sectors to aid learning and delivery of the updated specifications. For Higher Nationals, Study Guides are available for five key sectors:
In addition, we're currently developing a comprehensive set of online teaching and learning resources which will broaden the options for delivery and learning of our Higher National suite. We expect to pilot the online resources for the eight core units of the HND in Business in January 2012. Plans to develop similar online resources for other units in Business and for other key sectors are being considered. If you would like to find out more about the online resources for the Higher National qualifications in Business or if you would like to participate in a pilot of these resources, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your regional Edexcel office.
Day two – Subject-specific
Subject-specific training will cover these sectors:
Beyond these we also offer bespoke training. For further information or to discuss your training needs, please contact your Edexcel regional office.
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