Changes to BTEC National Diploma in Retail (2016)

Mon Feb 29 12:00:00 UTC 2016

In order to give the qualification a more practical focus, we've made some changes to the BTEC National Diploma in Retail (2016).

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What has changed with the BTEC National Diploma in Retail (2016)?

We've the following changes to the specification:

Unit title

Assessment

Change

Personal and Business Finance

External (exam)

Removed.

Business Decision Making

External (task)

Added from Extended Diploma in Business. Mandatory unit.

Team Building in Business

Internal

Now a Mandatory unit (previously Optional).

Visual Merchandising

Internal

Now a Mandatory unit (previously Optional).

Recruitment and Selection Process

Internal

Now an Optional unit (previously Mandatory).

Retailing in Food and Fashion

Internal

Now an Optional unit (previously Mandatory).


Are any BTEC National in Business (2016) qualifications affected?

There are no changes to the content or assessments for your BTEC Nationals in Business (2016).

For all BTEC National (2016) qualifications, we've made some changes to how qualification grades are calculated.

You can read more about that in:

What is the impact on teaching these qualifications in September 2016?

Your BTEC National Diploma in Retail (2016) - and all your BTEC National in Business (2016) qualifications - will be available for first teaching in September 2016.

Download updated specifications and statements of purpose

You can also find out more at our Getting Ready to Teach events, which will be held in April.

Register your interest in these events to secure a place

Will the qualifications be included in DfE post-16 performance measures?

We have re-submitted all BTEC National in Business (2016) qualifications for the final Applied General or Tech Levels lists, which will be published around Easter 2016.

Here to help

If you’d like to discuss what this means for you and your students, you can get in touch with your Business subject team on 020 7010 2182, or drop them a line at: TeachingBusiness@pearson.com.

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