Teaching, learning and assessment 2023/2024
BTEC qualifications Levels 1 to 3
Last updated: 22 November 2023
Welcome to your teaching, learning and assessment page for 2023/2024. We will keep you up to date with the latest news and information to support you delivering BTEC qualifications.
BTEC key dates timeline and what to expect in 2023/24
Our key dates timeline has been designed to ensure results are delivered successfully to all learners in August 2024. Following feedback from colleges and schools, we have made some changes to our key dates to make the process easier for you to manage.
We’ve also made several improvements to the processes and delivery of BTEC results in summer 2024. You can read a summary of our findings, along with the improvements we’ll be making for 2024 in the key dates document.
Your upcoming February cohort confirmation term time checkpoint
You can start preparing for the February cohort confirmation checkpoint now, by reviewing your estimated completion dates. If you begin conducting these checks before February, this will make your cohort confirmation checkpoint as simple as possible.
We will be in touch in January to let you know when your head of centre can access and sign your cohort confirmation declaration. We’ll be asking your head of centre to confirm that all estimated completion dates are accurate for all your registered learners by 9 February. This means we will have a shared view of all your learners that are expecting an overall result in summer 2024, and we can track these throughout the year.
You should ensure all estimated completion dates reflect when learners will be completing their qualification. Read our guide to maintaining estimated completions dates.
Delivering BTEC in 2024
9 February: cohort declaration checkpoint
Deadline for your Head of Centre to confirm which learners are expecting a qualification result in August 2024, following a check that all estimated completion dates are accurate on Edexcel Online.
3 May: cohort confirmation checkpoint
Deadline for your Head of Centre to reconfirm which learners are expecting a qualification result in August 2024, following any changes following your February confirmation.
We will be in touch directly with Exams Officers, Quality Nominees and Heads of Centres as we approach these deadlines to provide more detail and offer support.
Your head of centre will need to sign your cohort confirmation by 9 February. They will need to confirm that all estimated completion dates are accurate for all your registered learners by 9 February. This means we will have a shared view of all your learners that are expecting an overall result in summer 2024, and we can track these throughout the year.
How do I change an estimated completion date?
You can make changes to an estimated completion date on Edexcel Online.
How do I know which estimated completion date I should use?
It’s important to choose the correct date, so that we know which of your learners are expecting an overall result in summer 2024.
Where can I get support to complete this term time checkpoint?
If you have any questions, or need any support to complete this term time checkpoint you should contact us as soon as possible through the Pearson support portal.
5 July is your deadline to make full award claims, including inputting all internal grades, for learners expecting a result following the release of May/June 2024 external assessment results. All outstanding actions should also be completed by 5 July.
We are unable to guarantee learners will receive a qualification result on learner results days if qualification claims or internal assessment grades are provided after 5 July. If we do receive qualification claims or internal grades for learners after the 5 July deadline, Pearson reserves the right to charge centres £100 for each of these learners that receives a result on learner results days.