BTEC Firsts from 1 September 2018: more flexibility and choice

In response to feedback from teaching professionals, we’re making some improvements to your BTEC First qualifications from the 2018/19 academic year.

From 1 September 2018, you’ll see:

  • More flexibility in the core units
    Your learners no longer have to aggregate a Pass across all the Core units to pass the whole qualification in the Certificate, Extended Certificate and Diploma sizes.
  • Greater choice of optional units
    We’ve taken a selection of the optional units from the Diploma (the largest size) and we’re making them available in smaller sizes (Certificate and Extended Certificate) from 1 September 2018.

  • Registrations extended up to 31 December 2024
    To give teaching professionals stability and time to plan, you can now continue registering new learners on the improved BTEC Firsts up to December 2024.

Get the full story on the BTEC Firsts website

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