Higher Nationals Newsletter August 2022

17 August 2022

Our new HTE skills injection fund.

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Well wishes for Results Day!

As a majority of UK students will be eagerly collecting their results tomorrow, we'd like to wish our current and future BTEC Higher National learners the best of luck!

Students who are continuing to explore their options during the clearing period can apply to study a HN course, and can find out more by downloading our student guide.

Higher Technical Education Skills Injection Fund

We are delighted to be able to support our Pearson Approved Centres, providers on the OfS register and HEI's, based in England, who are planning to deliver HTQ qualifications by offering the HTE Skills Injection Fund. 

The HTE Skills Injection Fund is being launched with a total budget of up to £32 million available to providers who meet the eligibility criteria. Visit our website to find out more about the fund and how to apply.

Training spotlight: supporting the Higher National student journey

Dive into examples of good practice, policies, guidance, and strategies to ensure that the student journey through your Higher National programme provides fantastic support for learners. Sign up to the free event, taking place on Thursday 25 August 10am-12pm. 

You can also view other upcoming training sessions for BTEC Higher Nationals on our website.

Higher National Computing re-approval

Centres approved to deliver the current HNs in Computing will expire on 31 August 2022. You can view the new 2022 specification and find further information about HTQs on our website. Approval for the new 2022 specification will need to be in place prior to September should you be looking to enrol new students from September 2022.  

If you currently deliver the Higher National in Computing, then you can apply for re-approval of the new specification. To do this, please submit a declaration form, to hnqa@pearson.com and your request will be processed in line with the re-approval of Higher Nationals guidance. Should you not be eligible for auto-approval, a desk-based review will be required as outlined in the re-approval guidance.

Interested in delivering E-Sports?
We want to hear from you!

With the huge success of the BTEC Nationals Esport at levels 2 and 3, we would love to hear from you if you would be interested in delivering an Esport qualification at level 4 or 5. Please email fiona.ross@pearson.com to register your interest and find out more.

Ambassador spotlight: Kieran Williams

Kieran started his BTEC journey by studying a L3 at Wiltshire College, and then continued his learning at the same institution to study a HNC and HND in Computing. Find out more about Kieran's story and his role as a Programmer for the NHS.

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