March 2022 Construction update
Welcome to your March 2022 Construction update.
In this update, you can access information on the following:
- January/February 2022 series results day
- Reminder about the BTEC Awards 2022
- 2021-2022 teaching, learning and assessment support
- Getting ready to teach events for BTEC International Level 2 Construction
- BTEC Tech Award in Construction and the Built Environment 2022 update
- T-Levels - Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction
The BTEC Awards is an annual event that recognises and celebrates all the hard work and dedication of BTEC learners, educators and providers from all around the globe.
There is still time to nominate! Nominations close on Friday 25 March 2022 at 5pm (GMT).
This is a reminder on the mitigations that applies to assessment in the 2021-2022 academic year.
Streamlined Assessment Adaptations
For BTEC Firsts and Nationals, internally assessed units, the streamlined assessment adaptations apply in 2021-2022. With streamlined assessment, all content must be thought and only 1 learning aim assessed from the unit/s selected. Depending on the qualification size, streamlining would apply to 1 or 2 units. The guidance document below will show how many units can be streamlined for each qualification.
Please note that streamlined assessment adaptations can apply to mandatory internal units as a last resort, but cannot apply to synoptic units. Please read through the guidance document below. In this document, you will find information on what streamlined assessment is, the principles (page 8), information on how many units can be streamlined and guidance on how to submit streamlined units on edexcel online.
Further guidance on external assessments, managing absence, sector guides and more can be accessed from the teaching, learning and assessment in 2021-2022 page below.
There is a getting ready to teach events scheduled for the new BTEC International Level 2 Construction qualifications. These are for international centres only. Register below:
The final specification, sample assessment materials and sample PSAs are available on our website. See link below:
We have also published detailed FAQs to answer your questions around the new Tech Awards.
You can access them from the link below:
There are 2 getting started events scheduled for the BTEC Tech Award in Construction and the Built Environment 2022. You can book on to one of these from the below links.
Administrative Support Guides for the Occupational Specialisms and the Employer-set project
We have published Administrative Support Guides for the Occupational Specialism assessments and Employer-set project for the upcoming summer 2022 series.
These documents are to help centres with administration and knowing what to expect in the live series. They include exam windows, task information and more. Please access and read through the appropriate ASG for your Occupational Specialism and the Employer-set project from the link below.
Exam timetables for the Core exams and Occupational Specialisms
Below is the exam timetable for the summer 2022 Core exams and Occupational Specialsms exams.