General BTEC Higher Nationals news

How we calculate grades for BTEC Higher Nationals
Find out how we calculate eligibility and overall grades for Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications.

English language requirements for applicants to BTEC level 4 to 7 programmes
We’ve issued new guidance to centres about English language requirements for applicants to BTEC higher level programmes.

Pearson confirms BTEC Higher Nationals extension
Centres currently offering Higher National qualifications should be aware that the Higher Nationals are due for review in 2015.

BTEC Higher Nationals extension update
Read the latest news on phase 1 extensions to BTEC Higher Nationals.

Confirmation of extensions to Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals (UK only)
The review of our QCF BTEC Higher National qualifications is now complete, and new review dates have been confirmed.

Confirmation of extensions to Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals (international only)
The review of our BTEC Higher National qualifications is now complete, and new review dates have been confirmed.

Redesign of BTEC Higher National qualifications
We have embarked on an exciting long-term plan to redesign the current suite of BTEC Higher National qualifications.

New BTEC Level 4 and 5 qualifications in Business announced
New Pearson BTEC Higher National Qualifications in business to be ready for Sept 2016.

New BTEC Higher Nationals in Business for first teaching September 2016 (International only)
Further to feedback from the consultations conducted with Higher National stakeholders, the redevelopment of the Pearson Higher National suite of qualifications is well underway.

Theme and Topic Release (2017) - Pearson-set Assignments for Higher Nationals in Business, Computing, Construction and Art and Design
As part of the assessment for the new RQF Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate and Level 5 Higher National Diploma students will be expected to complete a Pearson-set assignment at Level 4.

Pearson-set Assignment for Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business
As part of the assessment for the new RQF Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate and Level 5 Higher National Diploma students will be expected to complete a Pearson-set assignment at Level 4.

Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals - Key Dates
For the most up-to-date information on key dates for QCF and RQF BTEC Higher National qualifications we have produced the Pearson BTEC Higher National Key Dates overview, covering first teach dates, review dates and certification end dates for the suite.

Amendment Notices for RQF BTEC Higher National Phase II Programme Specifications - 2017
Changes to the new (RQF) Higher Nationals in Computing, Art and Design, Construction and the Built Environment, Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, and Aeronautical Engineering programme specifications, for first teaching from September 2017, have been indicated in their respective PDFs on this page.

Results of the BTEC Higher Nationals Student Survey 2018
Over 1400 Higher Nationals students completed our survey this year, sharing their study experience. The survey helped us draw key conclusions which will help us inform the future design of our qualifications.

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