December 2021 Construction update
In this last update of 2021 for Construction, you can access information and reminders on the following topics.
- January external assessment series.
- BTEC Tech Award in Construction (2022) January moderation window.
- BTEC Tech Award in Construction (2022) getting started events.
- Streamlined assessment reporting.
- BTEC Contingency planning.
- Design future London
- Protect student choice.
January and February 2022 external assessment series
Construction and the Built Environment
|21492E||Unit 1: Construction Technology||13/01/2022||AM||1h 15m|
|21635E||Unit 11: Sustainability in Construction||18/01/2022||AM||1h 15m|
|21935G||Unit 1: Construction Technology (Welsh)||13/01/2022||AM||1h 15m|
|21941G||Unit 11: Sustainability in Construction (Welsh)||18/01/2022||AM||1h 15m|
|BTEC National||Construction and the Built Environment||20075K||Unit 1: Construction Principles||18/01/2022||AM||1h 30m|
BTEC Tech Award in Construction (First teach September 2022) updates
January moderation window
We expect to hear from the Department for Education (DfE) in December about the inclusion of the BTEC Tech Awards in the 2024 Performance Tables.
In the meantime, following your feedback, we will be including a January moderation window for our internally assessed components (with the exception of Art and Design). This means you will have two assessment opportunities each year.
We are currently in the process of updating our specifications and support materials. These changes will be reflected in the final published versions once they are approved by DfE for performance tables.
Getting started events
In the new year we’re running a series of free training events to give you an overview of the revised BTEC Tech Awards specifications for first teach September 2022. The sessions will count as 2 hours of CPD.
These events will give you an overview of the course as a whole, alongside assessment and grading. You’ll also have an opportunity to interact with the presenter and ask questions.
Here are the dates and links to book on this event:
Streamlined assessment reporting (BTEC First and Nationals in Construction and the Built Environment)
You are now able to report ‘Streamlined’ Assessments on Edexcel Online and we’ve updated our guidance (PDF) to confirm how to do this. This relates to qualifications where one learning aim is permitted to be assessed for one or two internally assessed unit(s). Full teaching and learning must take place. Please ensure you follow the guidance.
BTEC Contingency planning
Managing absences in January, February and March 2022 Series
We have created an infographic to guide you in managing absences, in relation to learners taking external assessments.
Further information on this can be accessed from the VQ bulletin 32 and 34. See link below.
Design Future London Challenge
Design challenge to inspire young Londoners
The Mayor of London and our partner, MOBIE, have launched a challenge for young Londoners to design a new village in the Royal Docks, East London.
MOBIE's latest venture comes after the success of the Home of 2030 design challenge, which learners were able to participate in as part of their BTEC course.
The free to enter challenge will bring learning in subjects like geography, history, maths and design and technology to life. The challenge is open to 11-19 year olds and ends May 2022.
Watch: Mayor of London and George Clarke launch the challenge