Higher Nationals Newsletter March 2023

9 March 2023

Upcoming events and Pearson-set releases.

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Come and see us at the AoC HE Conference!

On Tuesday 21 March, Pearson will be showcasing BTEC Higher National qualifications at the Association of Colleges HE Conference in London!

If you’re attending the event, make sure to come along to the Higher Technical Qualifications panel discussion at 1:40pm where you’ll get the chance to hear from Rebecca Mameli (Strategic Lead for HE Research and Qualifications, Pearson), as well as a wide range of exciting speakers throughout the day.

Empowering Your Future:
PMI's Virtual Experience Series 2023

The Project Management Institute (PMI) are running a free virtual event on 23 March 2023 designed to help students meet their career goals and connect with a global professional network.

Students can book their place and hear from revolutionary guest speakers on how to prepare for the future of work and make a difference in their career.


Qualification spotlight: Sport

The global sports market is currently worth $512 billion, and is expected to continue growing (The Business Research Company, 2023). Developments within the sports sector have been significant with a variety of factors impacting on the industry including new technologies, growth in sporting activities, and globalisation. Our HNs in Sport are designed to address an increasing need for high quality professional and technical education pathways at Levels 4 and 5, thereby providing students with a clear line of sight to employment or to progression to a degree at Level 6.

Did you know that we also have a Sports Toolkit available on HN Global which includes exciting case studies with David Lloyd Leisure Club, Judy Murray OBE (specialist Tennis Coach), and Temi Fagbenle (an inspirational Olympic Basketball player)!  

Subject updates

Digital Technologies for England
England-based centres already delivering BTEC HNs in Digital Technologies (first teach March 2021), will be automatically approved for Digital Technologies for England, and will have the option to choose which of the two qualifications they wish to deliver. New centres to the qualification, will have to apply for qualification approval.

Pearson-set releases
The Pearson-set theme and topics have now been released for the following subjects for next academic year 1 September 2023 – 31 August 2024. Please visit HN Global My Subject Pages to download documents in the teaching and learning materials.

Featured training sessions this month

New Engineering Training with Industry Case Study 
If you are delivering qualifications from our BTEC HN Engineering suite, book your place at our upcoming event on 22 March, 10am-1pm. Led by a subject expert, get an overview of the new qualifications, plus hear from Paul Bullock (Director of 3D 360)!

Introduction to the new 2023 HNs in Creative Media
These online events should be attended by new and existing subject practitioners who will be teaching: Fine Art, Photography, Interior Design, Product Design, The Animation Industry, Visual Effects, Graphic Design, Fashion and Textiles, Journalism, Game Development, Web Design, Sound Media and Film and Television. Book your place for 17 April 8am - 10:30am.


Student spotlight: Ben Samuel

After completing a Level 3 apprenticeship in joinery, Ben studied a BTEC HND in Construction. As well as working for Hobson and Porter in Yorkshire as a Site Manager, he is now currently completing a BSc in Construction Management. Read Ben's Story.

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