Higher Nationals Newsletter April 2023

Thu Apr 13 08:00:00 UTC 2023

Student Survey, training events, and more.

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The BTEC Higher Nationals Student Survey is live

The global BTEC Higher Nationals Annual Student Survey is live and will be open until 12 May 2023. We are committed to providing each centre, who has at least 8 students complete the survey, a bespoke results report. This report will detail what your students think of your HN programmes and how this compares with other Pearson approved centres (you can find an example of the bespoke report on our website). Please encourage your students to  complete the survey for their chance to win one of three £50 Amazon vouchers.

Subject updates

Pages for the new 2023 Construction suite of qualifications are now available on HN Global under 'delivery materials'. You can find information such as:

  •  Specification documents for both the standard HN RQF and HN HTQ RQF (for England) version of each title
  • 2023 Construction unit descriptors document
  • Standard assessment brief templates
  • Authorised Assessment Brief (AAB) Booklet 23/24 

More resources (including Pearson-set themes and topics) will be published soon. 

Pearson-set theme and topic releases
The Pearson-set theme and topic releases for 2018-2019 starters are now available. You can access the Pearson-set theme and topic releases, and the respective guidance documents, for all your subjects on HN Global.  To access materials on HN Global, you will need to create an account. Your learners can create accounts on HN Global too, giving them access to a wide range of learning materials.

Featured training sessions this month

Start preparing for 2023/24 
With the academic year reaching its final months, be sure to check out our subject specific and generic online training sessions to set yourself up for success in the upcoming academic year. View our list of live training, as well as options for self-guided, pre-recorded and Centre based training options.

Introduction to Performing Arts
Sign up to our free training event, Introduction to teaching and assessing HNs in Performing Arts on 24 April. At this event, you will gain support and guidance in planning, implementation, delivery, and assessment, and have the opportunity for a Q&A with a subject specialist! 


Student spotlight: Tom Ticehurst

Tom studied a BTEC Level 3 in Computing before progressing onto a Level 4 HNC, and Level 5 HND in Cloud Computing. He is now looking to top-up his qualifications to gain a degree. Read Tom's Story.

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