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Updated Specifications - BTEC Tech Awards for 2022 included on DfE 2024 KS4 Performance Tables

16 December 2021

We are pleased to announce that the following BTEC Tech Awards, for first teach September 2022, have been included in the Department for Education, Key Stage 4 2024 performance tables. 

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View the Key Stage 4 2024 performance tables

The full list of qualifications that have been approved with links to updated specifications is below:

603/7049/X, Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Engineering has not been approved for the 2024 Key Stage 4 Performance tables. We are asking the Department for Education to review the decision and will let you know as soon the outcome is available. 

More information regarding our redeveloped BTEC Tech Awards for 2022 can be found on our website, alongside sample assessment materials (SAMs), Pearson-set assignments (PSAs) and Quick Guides for each qualification.

New January assessment window

As a reminder, we have confirmed that the BTEC Tech Awards will have an additional moderation window in January, the specifications have been updated to reflect this.  

(This doesn’t include the BTEC Tech Award in Art and Design, which only has 1 internal component).  

Support as you prepare to teach the new specifications

As you get ready to teach these new specifications, we want to ensure you have all the support you need to hand. We’ve created a breadth of complimentary support materials to help get you up to speed on what’s new for your sector. Make sure you take a look at your: 

  • Quick guides 
  • Specifications 
  • On your specification page under Course Materials: sample internal and external assessment materials 
  • Coming in January on your specification page, look out for: updated Video Guides, Teacher Guides including delivery planning guidance, and Transition Guides including mapping documents.

Coming soon – additional teaching and learning resources 

There will be a range of teaching, learning and revision resources that will become available for each qualification. We’ll be in touch again soon with more details. 

Training to support your delivery - Getting Started events 

To help familiarise you with these changes and the course as a whole, we’re running Getting Started events in January, March, May and June 2022.

Later in 2022, we will also be offering training to prepare you for marking the internally assessed components. 

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Talk to us about BTEC Tech Awards 2022

If you’d like to discuss teaching these qualifications, we’d love to hear from you.

Let us know if you're interested in teaching these qualifications

Donna Ford-Clarke 
Product Director – BTEC and Apprenticeships


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