January 2023 BTEC Business update
Happy New Year and welcome to this January update!
The grade statistics (BTEC results data) for 2021-2022 are now available. We also have the winners of the 2022 BTEC Awards featured and an invitation to a meeting in early February to learn more about the Level 3 reforms.
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'.
I hope that the start of term goes well.
In this month's update:
- Key dates
- Exam times May/June 2023
- Reform update meeting 8 February
- BTEC Awards 2022 - the winners
- Publication of the 2021-2022 BTEC results data
- BTEC National in Sustainability
- BTEC Tech Award (2022) in Enterprise
- BTEC Nationals
- BTEC Assessment
|11 January 2023||Unit 3 Colour Accounting drop-in 4-5pm|
|26 January 2023||Igniting Enterprise webinar 4-5pm|
|8 February 2023||Level 3 Reforms update|
|23 March 2023||Results Day for BTEC Firsts and Nationals (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|
A chance for you to hear the latest updates for the L3 reforms and an opportunity to give your input to and to ask questions about the initial stages. This event covers the L3 Nationals in Business, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, and Marketing, and will provide you with the opportunity to join a more bespoke community group for each qualification as it is developed.
08 February 2023 at 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
The BTEC Awards page has information on the winners in the following categories:
- BTEC Learner of the Year
- BTEC Educator of the Year
- BTEC Provider of the Year
Under the BTEC Learner of the Year category you can find out the Gold, Silver and Bronze Award winners for BTEC Business and Enterprise Learner of the Year.
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 email@example.com
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 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.
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.
We have issued an updated version of 31588H pre-release Part A (Principles of Management) to reflect clarification and changes in content.
The updated version of the pre-release can be identified with the new title, “Unit 6/12: Principles of Management - Part A - January 2023 – updated". The retired version of this pre-release has now been removed from the website. This can be issued at once, and it is essential that the updated version is provided to students.
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.
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.
The two resources for open evenings are:
- BTEC Works
- Routes to Success
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 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.
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.
The 2022-2023 Guide is now available with details of sampling and programme control measures.
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.