An update for FE Colleges
Over the last year, we have been working with schools, colleges, universities, employers and learners to ensure that BTECs continue to meet the constantly evolving needs of today’s education sector. In addition, we have been planning for the potential impact of the reviews on Study Programmes, Funding, the UCAS tariff and Raised Participation Age.
It is vital that we get your input into all our key BTEC developments. We will shortly be announcing a roadmap for the future of BTEC qualifications and the exceptional levels of support surrounding these. Your continued input into all our key BTEC developments is essential. In the meantime, please find below a taster of some of these developments along with opportunities for you to input and stay in touch with the future development of these highly-valued qualifications.
Redevelopment of BTEC Nationals for first teaching September 2014
We are beginning a review and redevelopment of our BTEC Nationals suite with a view to having new qualifications available for first teaching in September 2014 (subject to Ofqual accreditation). This process is to ensure that our level 3 BTECs continue to meet the changing needs of learners and reflect the evolving education and employment context. As part of this project, we are keen to hear your thoughts, in particular on the quality assurance process. If you would like to get involved in shaping the next generation of BTEC Nationals, please let us know.
Sign up here to our redevelopment consultation and research groups
Introducing myBTEC – your online toolkit for BTEC delivery
myBTEC supports the day-to-day planning, delivery and assessment of BTEC qualifications. This online resource provides comprehensive support in planning and customising your teaching and learning programmes, as well as making light work of your programme administration. It is designed to improve the quality and effectiveness of programmes, aiming to embed best practice and to improve efficiency, consistency and transparency.
Use myBTEC to:
- plan and customise a delivery model and check course structures are correct
- access authorised assignment briefs and assessment guidance, and request verification
- find free guides and Pearson-authorised materials, as well as having the option to buy unit-by-unit Teaching and Assessment Packs
- track learner progress, generate group records and calculate individual final grades.
myBTEC is currently in development and will be available soon. It will grow throughout 2012 and beyond.
Sign up for the myBTEC eNewsletter to stay in touch with the latest developments
Now accredited: BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Children’s Play, Learning and Development
Our new BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Children's Play, Learning and Development are now accredited in four sizes:
- BTEC National Subsidiary Award (180 GLH)
- BTEC National Award (360 GLH)
- BTEC National Subsidiary Certificate (540 GLH)
- BTEC National Certificate (720 GLH).
The National Diploma (1080 GLH) is also expected to be available for first teaching in September 2012 (subject to Ofqual accreditation).
These qualifications have been developed closely with employers including Bright Horizons, NCMA, Montessori and Steiner.
Download your specifications here.
BTEC Firsts for level 2 learners: Certificate (240 GLH) and Extended Certificate (360 GLH) draft specifications now available
The pre-accreditation draft specifications for the following subjects are now available online:
- Applied Science (Extended Certificate only)
- Art and Design
- Health and Social Care
- Information and Creative Technology
- Performing Arts
The BTEC First Diploma (480 GLH) for these subjects is also in development for first teaching September 2013 (subject to Ofqual accreditation).
BTEC Firsts for level 2 learners: more subjects coming soon
Work is well underway in the development of the BTEC First qualifications for the following subjects for first teaching in September 2013 (subject to Ofqual accreditation):
- Children’s Care Learning and Development
- Travel and Tourism.
Sign up to our BTEC Update to be kept informed of progress.