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April Subject Update for Childcare

9 April 2024

The April update from your Subject Advisor for Childcare

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Welcome to the April subject update. I hope you enjoyed your break and are ready for the last term before the summer. 

This update has information about the Tech Awards deadline change and information about the moderation window. There is more information about the the new AAQ Level 3 qualification and some key funding dates. 

BTEC Tech Award Child Development (2022)

Change in Deadline date for June Moderation

There has been an extension to the submission deadline for the upload of learner work for BTEC Tech Awards in the summer series to 15 May 2024. This change applies to internally assessed components for all Tech Awards and the externally assessed components in creative subjects. This 15 May submission deadline will remain in place for all May/June assessment series going forward.

The Learner Work Transfer (LWT) system opens on 15 April, so there’s no need to wait until the deadline to upload learner work; once LWT is live, you can upload learner work at any time until the 15 May deadline.

Tech Award Communication

It is straightforward to upload Learners work who are part of the sample. The Support Index will show you how to do this. 

Support Index

Level 3 Reform Key dates

BTEC National Children's Play, Learning and Development

This qualification is no longer funded and from September 2024 will not be available to register students on.  Students can still be registered on the Extended Certificate size for another year , funding will be removed in Summer 2025. 

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BTEC National Early Childhood Development (AAQ)

In September 2025 you will be able to start teaching the BTEC National Early Childhood development (AAQ). This is designed to be taught alongside 2 A-Levels.  We have produced the Specifcation and you can take a look at it and see the content.  It is in draft form as it is with the DfE for approval. 

Draft Specification

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