March 2023 BTEC Business update

1 March 2023

Welcome to this March update!

In this month's update you are invited to meet the winners of the 2022 Be The Future Challenge. The 2023 Challenge is now under way.

This month there are a couple of events on the Level 3 reforms and BTEC as well as some training for the new Tech Award.  There are also a number of T Level events if you are curious about these qualifications and just below (at the top of the update) is the link inviting you to sign up to the March webinar in the Peter Jones Foundation webinar series called 'Igniting Enterprise'.  

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PJF March 2023

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Key dates

Date Event
2 March 2023 Igniting Enterprise webinar - Emma Streeting
23 March 2023 Results Day for BTEC Firsts, Nationals and Tech Awards (January series)
23 March 2023 Entry deadline for BTEC May/June external assessments (BTEC Firsts, Tech Awards and Nationals)
31 March 2023 Learners who sat BTEC assessments in the January 2023 series (BTEC Firsts and Nationals) can be re-entered for June exams after January results have been issued, and no late fees will be charged. The entry deadline for these learners is 31 March
6 April 2023 Results Day for Tech Award Component 3
14 April 2023 Learners who sat BTEC assessments in the February 2023 series (Tech Award) can be re-entered for June exams after February results have been issued, and no late fees will be charged. The entry deadline for these learners is 14 April
15 May 2023 First sample to SV
5 July 2023 Claiming deadline: for all students expecting a result following the release of May/June 2023 external examination results.
17 August 2023 BTEC Level 3 results released to learners
24 August 2023 BTEC Level 2 results released to learners




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Be The Future is a social enterprise challenge that addresses a social or environmental issue. The challenge is run in partnership with the Peter Jones Foundation. The closing date is 9 June 2023.

Find out more about the 2023 Be The Future Challenge

Now in its third year, this enterprise challenge produced worthy winners last year at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5

Meet the 2022 winners

Pearson’s School Report on 'Schools Today, Schools Tomorrow' highlights the growth in awareness and concern around issues such as climate change and sustainability in schools and amongst young people. Pearson is looking at how to support schools in integrating these global issues into their curriculum.

If you would like to take part in this research and share your views, please get in touch via the short form below.

Take part in the research



BTEC Assessment 2023

The teaching, learning and assessment page for 2022-23 will keep you up to date with the latest news and information to support you delivering BTEC qualifications. 

We have published an updated version of the BTEC Instructions for Conducting External Assessments (ICEA) document.

This document provides you with the information you need to carry out external assessments, including who's responsible at each stage and additional advice around best practices, for BTEC Firsts, Tech Awards, Technicals and Nationals.

Please also refer to the individual subject administrative support guides (ASGs), which you can locate within the Course Materials section of each subject area.

For additional information, see our BTEC External Assessments article.

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The BTEC Centre Guide to Standards verification includes information about

  • the allocation of a Standards Verifier
  • the BTEC Standards Verification Control Measures
  • how sampling works and sample sizes
  • accessing the SV report
  • claiming Grades Post-Standards Verification

The key dates are provided below.

SV timeline

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The Level 3 reforms

This page provides an overview of the reforms and will be updated as and when new information becomes available.

As part of the Level 3 Vocational Qualification reforms we would like to invite you to help influence the next generation of BTEC Nationals. We want to ensure we capture the teacher and learner voice in our qualifications and support materials.

This is your opportunity to have your say and get involved.

The funding guides below for 16-19 year olds give you a comprehensive view of funding for 2022/23 – 2024/25. This will give you clarity on how the recent updates on funding for BTEC Level 3 affect your centre and learners.

These guides take us up to the cohort starting in September 2024.

Please note that the situation in England, Northern Ireland and Wales is not necessarily the same for all sectors so please do check the correct file.

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On 10 January 2023 the DfE published the latest news about the reform of post-16 level 3 vocational qualifications in England. This event will provides you with an overview of these reforms, and what we know so far about what they will mean for you and your post-16 level 3 vocational curriculum. The reforms do mean that the qualifications landscape will change for you and your learners over the coming years. These events will be updated with further details as soon as we confirm which new qualifications we are developing, and we will be inviting all schools and colleges to get involved to inform these new developments. We will also provide you with all the support you need to make any changes necessary to your curriculum in the future as the result of these reforms.

  • 2 March 15.00-15.45
  • 3 March 9.30-10.15

Please register on the training page and use the 'BTEC Nationals' filter to help you find the events.

Go to the training page

There are a number of events in March which may be of interest if you would like to find out a little more about these qualifications.

  • 14 March 2023 at 16:00 – 17:30: Getting Ready to Teach the T Levels in Accounting and Finance (Core Content)
  • 16 March 2023 at 16:00 – 17:30: Getting Ready to Teach the T Level in Accounting (Occupational Specialism)
  • 20 March 2023 at 17:00 – 18:30: Getting Ready to Teach the T Level in Legal Services (Core content)
  • 22 March 2023 at 15:30 – 16:30: CII T Level in Finance Network
  • 22 March 2023 at 16:00 – 17:00: Network event: T Level in Legal Services
  • 28 March 2023 at 16:00 – 17:00: Network event: T Level in Accounting and Finance





2022 TA Enterprise

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Tech Award Level 1/2


Delivery support page

  • Admin
  • Delivery
  • Free resources
  • Paid-for resources

Assessment support page

  • Preparation for assessment
  • The internally assessed components (running and then assessing a PSA)
  • The externally assessed component
  • Calculating the final grade

This support page contains articles on:

  • Registration & Entry processes
  • Access Arrangements & Modified Papers
  • Internal Assessment & Learner Work Transfer (LWT)
  • Quality Assurance
  • Further Support
  • BTEC Tech Awards from 2022 Overview Video

08 March 2023 at 16:00 - 18:00

During this session, you learn how to apply a 'best fit' approach to marking your learner's work in response to the Pearson Set Assignments for internally assessed components.

The marking grids will be applied to standardised examples of learner work to enhance your understanding of how learner evidence meets the criteria.

You will get a full overview of the moderation process, including preparation and submission of learner work through Learner Work Transfer (LWT) on Edexcel Online, moderator feedback and amending marks.

We will provide delegates with examples of marked learner work in advance of the session alongside a short survey to complete. Delegates should review these materials in advance of the session to best prepare themselves to enter into focused discussions on the assessment of the new Tech Award qualification.

Go to the training page to register for the event.

Moderation activities are now complete for learners entered for the December/January series, and you will have had direct feedback and the opportunity to adjust your original marks if necessary.

As moderation is such a new process for BTECs, we provide direct feedback and the opportunity to amend marks as a service to ease the transition from standards verification and support centres in adopting new marking processes and standards.

We are currently reviewing feedback from centres on the first moderation series to help improve and streamline processes and services going forward.

Results for the series will be issued to centres on 22 March, and can be released to learners on the 23 March. On results day, you will also be able to download Principal Moderator reports for each moderated component, detailing outcomes of the series and giving helpful feedback to aide centres in future series.

If you are unhappy with results, you can request a Review of Moderation (Service 3) (RoM) from results day until 20 April. Centres must await the issue of results day before any RoM requests can be requested.

The provisional dates for 2022-2023 registrations, entries and moderation of PSAs are now available in the document below.

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The 2022 Tech Awards FAQs page is now live.

Go to the FAQ page.



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BTEC Nationals

This 30-minute session is an opportunity to pop in for a chat about the Teach Accounting with Confidence courses and materials. If you’ve used the materials or not, whether you’ve tried out the courses or not, please come along to talk to us and meet with other teachers.

The assessment format of Unit 2 (Developing a Marketing Campaign) changed from January 2022.

This unit (31489H) forms part of the external assessment on the

  • Level 3 BTEC Nationals in Business
  • Level 3 BTEC Nationals in Enterprise & Entrepreneurship

This overview summarises the key changes.

The two resources for open evenings are:

  • BTEC Works
  • Routes  to Success

This Routes to Success page could be useful in informing conversations at open evenings and when discussing next steps with learners.

Visit Routes to success.

BTEC works is designed to help you have conversations with learners and parents about next steps.

Visit BTEC Works

We are planning the development of a new BTEC National in Sustainability that will focus on environment, economy and society.

Read about Sustainability Education

This qualification will go beyond the science of major issues such as the climate and include sustainable economies. As such, we are looking for feedback from any teachers delivering business at Level 3.

If you are willing to participate, please email




2022 Enterprise spec

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Level 1/2

Level 3 BTEC Nationals in Buisness

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Level 3


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