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November Subject Advisor update

9 November 2023

The November update from you Subject Advisor for Childcare

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Hello everyone, I hope the year is going well and you were able to take some time at half term.

This update has lots of information about the Tech Award 2022 and Exam dates. 

Exam dates for Winter 2024 and Summer 2024


Qualification Unit Title Unit number Date AM/PM
BTEC Technical Child Development from Birth to Five Years Unit 2 27 February Window
BTEC First Patterns of Child Development Unit 1 19 January PM
BTEC Nationals Children's Development Unit 1 11 January AM
BTEC Nationals Development of Children's Communication, Literacy and Numeracy Skills

Unit 2

Part B exam

12 January AM
BTEC Nationals Development of Children's Communication,Literacy and Numeracy Skills

Unit 2 

Part A

10 January Window
BTEC Nationals Enquiries into Current Research in Early Years Practice

Unit 4

Part B exam

15 January AM
BTEC Nationals  Enquiries into Current Research in Early Yeas Practice

Unit 4 

Part A 

4 December Window
BTEC Tech Award 2022 Supporting Children to Play, Learn and Develop Component 3 16 January PM

BTEC Tech Award in Child Development

Training for Preparing for External Assessment (Component 3)

The dates for the External Assessment Component 3 in Child development will be ready soon. Please keep checking the training page for dates and how to book. 

BTEC Training

Key Dates for 2023/2024

There is a new Key dates document for the Tech Award. It contains all the dates that you will need for registering students for the course to making entries for the PSAs. 

Key Dates for 2023/2022

Tech Award retakes and resits

Read more about the terminal assessment rules for the Tech Award in the FAQs page.  It is important to remember that Learners can retake an internal PSA once in a different moderation window. It must be taken prior to or in the same moderation window as the external assessment. Learners can not take the exam (Component 3) in January and then retake the internal PSAs in the May moderation window. They can retake the PSA if they retake the Exam in the summer series.

 FAQs for the Tech Award 2022

Reform of BTEC Nationals in Early Childhood Development

Keep up to date with everything about the reform of the Level 3 qualifications . 

The BTEC Nationals Extended Certificate has been redeveloped and we will keep you updated with what the new specification will look like and how it will need to be delivered. The qualifications have been submitted to the DfE and we are waiting for the response from them about approval and funding.

Read more information about the reforms

Dates coming soon for Introducing the new Specification

Coming soon will be events to introduce you to the new BTEC National Extended Certificate (AAQ). 

Booking page for events


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