Extensions to BTEC Level 1 and Level 2 First Awards in Wales

29 March 2019

We are pleased to announce that the following BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Awards are being extended in Wales to last registration date of 31 December 2021 and last certification date of 31 December 2023 (the previous dates were 31 December 2019 and 31 December 2021 respectively).

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BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Awards in:

  • Animal Care 601/4530/4
  • Application of Science 600/4796/3 
  • Art and Design 600/4781/1
  • Business (2018 revised version) 600/4786/0
  • Creative Digital Media Production 600/6831/0
  • Engineering 600/4788/4
  • Hospitality 600/7044/4
  • Music 600/6818/8
  • Performing Arts 600/4785/9
  • Principles of Applied Science 600/4787/2
  • Public Services 601/0926/9
  • Sport (2018 revised version) 600/4779/3
  • Travel and Tourism (2018 revised version) 600/6512/6

Qualifications undergoing Welsh sector reviews are exceptions 

The last registration date for the two qualifications below is now 31 August 2020 and last certification date is 31 August 2022 (previous last registration date was 31 December 2019 and last certification date was 31 December 2021).

BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Awards in: 

  • Construction and the Built Environment (2018 revised version) 600/6817/6
  • Information and Creative Technology 600/4789/6

We will be able to let you know if we will be extending the two qualifications above further once we know the outcomes of the Welsh Sector Reviews. 

The outcome of the Welsh Sector Review confirmed that only Health and Social Care and CPLD qualifications offered by a consortium of City & Guilds and WJEC will be funded in Wales. Qualifications offered by other providers, such as Pearson, will remain funded until the new qualifications become available. As a result, the two qualifications below (Health and Social Care and CPLD) are being withdrawn in Wales. The last registration date is 31 August 2019 and the last certification date 31 August 2021.

BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Awards in:

  • Health and Social Care 600/4782/3
  • Children’s Play and Learning Development 600/6814/0

The qualification below will also be withdrawn. The last registration date is 31 December 2019 and the final certification date is 31 December 2021:

  • Engineering Design and Product Investigation 601/0924/5
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