December 2022 BTEC Business update

Thu Dec 01 10:30:00 UTC 2022

Welcome to this December update!

If you are teaching the new Tech Award you may be interested in the new delivery and assessment support pages which summarise the support available for this new qualification..

For teachers of the BTEC Nationals, there is a link to the summer 2023 external assessment times, an invitation to join our research community and influence the reform of the BTEC Nationals,  and for Unit 3 there is a drop-in session on Wednesday on the colour accounting learning system.

At the top of the update is the link to sign up to the January webinar in the Peter Jones Foundation webinar series called 'Igniting Enterprise'.

May I wish you a relaxing winter break when the time comes.

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PJF Jan 2023

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Key dates

Date Event
7 December 2022 Unit 3 Colour Accounting drop-in session 4-4.30pm
12 December 2022 BTEC Nationals Unit 6 Part A released.
15 December 2022 2022 Tech Award: Deadline for mark submission and upload of learner work for sampled learners for December 2022 and January 2023 moderation series.
16 December 2022 Closure of the Access To Scripts service (via Script Viewer) for the May/June 2022 exam series.
11 January 2023 BTEC Nationals Unit 2 Part A released (pm)
12 January 2023 BTEC Nationals Unit 2 Part B set task (am)
13 January 2023 BTEC Firsts Unit 9 exam (pm)
16 January 2023 BTEC Nationals Unit 6 Part B set task (am)
17 January 2023 BTEC Nationals Unit 3 exam (am)
19 January 2023 BTEC Nationals Unit 7 set task (am)
24 January 2023 BTEC Nationals in Marketing Unit 2 exam (pm)
26 January 2023 Igniting enterprise webinar 4-5pm
31 January 2023 BBTEC Tech Award (legacy) Component 3 exam (pm)

Exam times May/June 2023




BTEC National in Sustainability

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

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 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

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

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BTEC Tech Award in Enterprise (2022): Marking and moderation for Internally Assessed Components

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.

Learning Aims:

- Learn how to apply the new marking grids, record marks and provide learner feedback

- Understand how different characteristics of learner work meet marking criteria at different mark bands

- Gain an overview of the moderation process

- Prepare for submitting marks and samples of learner work for moderation

This event can count as 2 Hours of CPD. Please be aware that this event will be recorded and shared publicly.

Event Fee (GBP) FREE

  • 05 December 2022 at 16:00 - 18:00 Pearson Event Code 22UKVGSENT-011
  • 08 December 2022 at 16:00 - 18:00 Pearson Event Code 22UKVGSENT-012

If an event is full, please register onto the waiting list.  This will indicate that further events need to be set up and it will ensure that you are automatically invited to join them.

The new BTEC Tech Award will be moderated in line with new DFE requirements, and we are currently recruiting moderators.

Working with Pearson as a moderator brings you the added benefit of being standardised directly by the Senior Assessment Team in your subject and seeing the work produced by many other schools throughout the moderation process.

Apply to become a moderator for the 2022 BTEC Tech Awards please.

The 2022 Tech Awards FAQs page is now live.

Go to the FAQ page.



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BTEC Nationals

The Administrative Support Guides have now been uploaded for:

  • Unit 2 Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Unit 6/12 Principles of Management
  • Unit 7/6 Business Decision Making

The OneDrive submission process will continue for the Winter 2023 series.

In order to access your centre's One Drive folder, you will need to complete our form.

Complete the form

Please list all contacts who require access to upload learner work following external assessments for winter 2023. Up to 6 contacts can be added, although if you require more please submit the form again.

The video and the pdf file below include guidance.


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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

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 BTEC team is currently recruiting writers, reviewers and scrutineers for the redevelopment of the BTEC Nationals.

To apply, please click on the role that interests you below.

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 Colour Accounting Learning System offers a fresh approach to the teaching of accounting using a concept map which provides a visual representation of the accounting framework that your learners can use to acquire and organise their knowledge.

This learning system is introduced in a free course for teachers on the website.  The course is called Teach Accounting with Confidence and takes you through the Business finance aspects of Unit 3 on the BTEC Nationals.

7 December 4pm

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 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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The funding guides above tell us that the situation for Business is no change for the next two years - cohorts starting in September 2023 and September 2024.

In 2025, qualifications where there is a 30% or more overlap with T levels will be defunded. This list has not been published yet. Our Business BTEC Nationals may or may not be on that list. We are hoping to find out more before the end of this year.



BTEC Assessment  2022-2023

The 2022-2023 Guide is now available with details of sampling and programme control measures.

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Ofqual has confirmed the subject content and assessment arrangements for qualifications in the following academic year (2022/23).

They confirmed that:

“For other qualifications, including vocational and technical qualifications taught alongside or instead of GCSEs, AS and A levels, a range of adaptations were permitted in academic year 2021 to 2022. […] Given that public health restrictions are no longer in place, these adaptations are no longer necessary for the academic year 2022 to 2023 onwards.”

This means our main adaptation of streamlined assessment will not be available in 2022/23, so you should plan to teach and assess the BTEC qualifications as normal.

Ofqual: Subject content and assessment arrangements 2022 to 2023




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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