Clarification on BTEC assessment expectations during Covid-19

30 April 2020

For BTEC Level 3 Nationals, BTEC Level 1 and 2 Firsts and Tech Awards, where we expect to be able to calculate grades, we do not require or expect any formal assessment for BTEC to take place while learners are studying at home. 

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Ofqual has also confirmed there is no expectation that new work should be completed to support any Awarding Organisation calculation process. We therefore expect to collect centre assessed grades from teachers and tutors for any incomplete work for Yr 10 through to Yr 13 and these estimates will be used in the calculation of a final grade where relevant. 

However, we are continuing to support schools and colleges to enable learners to continue with their studies from home. We are encouraging continued learning so when learners return to school or college they have the knowledge and skills they need to continue with their course. We also support the benefits that learning and a structured day have on general health and wellbeing and we want to make sure that we are doing everything we can to best support you and your learners at this time.

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