Key Stage 4 vocational qualifications

28 September 2018

Our BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Enterprise has a new issue (Issue 3) of the specification as well as new Sample Assessment Material. The revised specification (Issue 3) is available to teach from September 2018 and is included in performance tables in England (2020 results).

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Our BTEC Level 1/2 First Award (2012) is on the 2019 DfE list but not the 2020 list.

We now know that the BTEC Level 1/2 First Award (2018) has not been included on the 2020 DfE list for performance measures in England. We are continuing to have dialogue with the DfE about the BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Business, and will update you later this autumn term about the outcome of these discussions.

BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Enterprise

We've made some improvements to this qualification and a new specification (Issue 3) is now available.

In Component 2, learners will now research, plan, pitch and review an enterprise idea and are no longer required to actually run one.

Download the revised specification (Issue 3) now.

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If you are already teaching this qualification you can continue to do so with learners who are already registered and the current specification (Issue 2) is still available.

If you would like to move your current learners to the revised specification (Issue 3) you can transfer them onto the new programme code.  All new registrations must be for Issue 3.

Component 3

Additional Sample Assessment Material has now been uploaded to the qualification page. There are two files, one for the question paper and one for the mark scheme.

The Component 3 question paper is synoptic and will also assess content from Components 1 and 2.

View additional Sample Assessment Material

BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Business

Year 11 and post-16 learners completing before 31 August 2019 should be registered on the 2012 BTEC First Award in Business.

Year 9, Year 10 and post-16 learners intending to certificate after 31 August 2019 must be registered on the 2018 BTEC First Award in Business, although please be aware that this qualification is not on the performance measures in England for 2020.  

Visit BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Business page

In Edexcel Online there are two programme codes: one for the 2012 version and one for the new 2018 version. The QN number for both specifications is the same.

The registration deadline remains 1 November. No registrations on the 2012 version of the BTEC First Award will be accepted after 30 November.  

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