Higher Nationals Newsletter July 2022

Tue Jul 12 08:00:00 UTC 2022

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2022 Student Guide

Our student guide is packed with information, including what HNs are, the subjects offered, progression opportunities, funding, and more. Please encourage level 3 learners who may be interested in finding out more about BTEC Higher Nationals to download the student guide.

HTQ in Digital Technologies

We are delighted to announce that the BTEC Higher National in Digital Technologies qualifications have been awarded Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ) status, for first teach in September 2023. The qualification includes a suite of 7 different pathways, which you can find out more about on our website.

Updated HTQ fees 2022-23

Pearson will be introducing HTQ fees for our newly approved HTQ in Computing, starting in September 2022.

Qualification HNC cost per student HND cost per student
Higher National HTQ 2022-23 £250 £360

These prices reflect the increased costs associated with the HTQ approval process and ensure that Pearson can deliver the highest quality of service at the lowest possible price, whilst always being competitive against other Awarding Bodies. Although these costs have currently only been confirmed for our HNs in Computing, this will form the basis of all our HTQ pricing going forwards. 

Explore our new HTQs on our website to find out more.

What’s new?
This months featured training 

As some of our new qualifications are available for first teach in September 2022, we are running free online training sessions to prepare you for the delivery of your qualification. Take a look at some of our upcoming sessions below:

On-demand tutor training

If you're new to delivering BTEC Higher Nationals but unable to attend one of our live training sessions, take a look at our self-paced courses available on HN Global with courses ranging from Introduction to Teaching and Assessing, Curriculum Planning, to Developing Resources to Support Online Delivery. 

HNs in Applied Sciences: New specification released

A new edition of the HNs in Applied Sciences specification has been released. Issue 4 contains four brand new specialist units in the Forensic Science pathway. 

Units 66 – 69 will enable learners to find out more about volume crime scenes and the forensic examinations that are undertaken at incident scenes. Learners will also be able to enhance their sills in presenting evidence in a court of law and managing investigations at scenes of crimes. 

Issue 5 of the specification is just round the corner and this will include new units in the Biology pathway.

Ambassador spotlight: Sophie Lydia Perkins

Sophie studied a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Construction and the Built Environment as part of an apprenticeship programme. Find out more about her learning journey and how it led to her dream job of becoming a Chartered Building Surveyor.

Read Sophie's story

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