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December subject advisor update

Mon Dec 04 08:55:00 UTC 2023

The December update for Childcare from your Subject Advisor

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Hello everyone and welcome to the last update for 2023. This update has information on the Tech Award deadlines and the Reforms of Level 3 qualifications. 

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

Reform of BTEC Nationals in Children's Play, Learning and Development 

Keep up to date with everything about the reform of the Level 3 qualifications . The BTEC nationals in CPLD Foundation Diploma, Diploma and Extended Diploma will not be available in September 2024. 

The BTEC Nationals Extended Certificate in Children's Play, Learning and Development is still available to teach in September 2024. 

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.

The new qualification will be called BTEC National Extended Certificate in Early Childhood Development (AAQ).

BTEC Nationals from 2025


Tech Award (20220 Deadlines for Pearson Set Assignment (PSA)

The deadline for uploading the Learners sample for moderation is 15 December. The work must be uploaded by this time  and it is best not to leave it until the date to give yourself sometime to correct any errors. 

Key Dates Document

Support Index for Tech Award

There is the Support Index that contains all the information you need to upload your learners work to the Learner Work Transfer and how to add extra learners.

Support Index for Tech Award

Resit and retakes Bite Size video for Tech Awards

A sort video has been produced to explain the retake and resit requirements for Internal Assessments. 

Resit and Retakes

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