BTEC Tech Awards

The skills to succeed - the confidence to progress

BTEC Tech Awards are new Key Stage 4 BTECs, designed specifically for 14-16 year olds in schools to replace the BTEC First Awards.

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Our BTEC Tech Awards are designed to be taught alongside GCSEs, giving your students a glimpse into a professional sector whilst teaching them transferable skills for life:

  • specifically designed for 14-16 year olds in schools
  • graded across Level 1 and Level 2 to recognise the achievements of all students
  • assessed using assignments and practical tasks to suit vocational students
  • count in the 'open group' of Progress 8
  • available for first teaching from September 2017 - 18 (depending on your course).

Introductory Guide

BTEC Tech Awards: introductory guide

Learn about your new KS4 BTEC for schools when you download this BTEC Tech Awards introductory guide.

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Understanding grading

BTEC Tech Awards: how does the grading work?

Find out how BTEC Tech Awards are graded, including how the grade is calculated and how it relates to performance table points.

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BTEC at KS4 [video]

Find out why Stuart Taylor, BTEC teacher at Plympton Academy in Plymouth, thinks BTEC is valuable at KS4.

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