May 2022 Construction update | Pearson qualifications

May 2022 Construction update

Wed May 18 13:24:00 UTC 2022

Welcome to your May 2022 subject update.

In this update,

  • Reminder on BTEC assessment mitigations in 2021-2022
  • BTEC Level 1/2 in Construction options from September 2022
  • BTEC Briefing events for Construction
  • Survey on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in BTEC qualifications
  • BTEC Awards 2022
  • Pearson response to DfE provisional list of qualifications to have 16-19 funding withdrawn, which overlap with waves 1 and 2 T Levels
  • Latest VQ bulletin
  • T level updates
  • Consultation for Potential new Tech Award in Digital Modelling and Design
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Reminder on BTEC assessment mitigations in 2021-2022

The assessment adaptations that was confimed for BTEC L1-3 qualifications are valid until 31 August 2022. The link below, takes you to the Teaching, Learning and Assessment adaptations in 2021/2022, which inludes all the adaptations and guidance around these. 

Access the teaching, learning and assessment in 2021/2022 page here



BTEC Level 1/2 in Constructions options from September 2022

As you are aware, performance tables for 2024 have been updated by the DfE. In 2024, our new BTEC Tech Award in Construction and the Built Environment (2022) will be on the performance tables. 

Access Specification and Sample Assessment Materials from the qualification page

New BTEC Tech Award in Engineering (2022) Quality Assurance
The new Tech Awards (first teach Sept 2022) require a different approach to quality assurance. Check out our centre guide and quick guide below

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Access more on quality assurance for the new BTEC Tech Awards, including bitesize videos from the page below.

Access the BTEC Tech Awards, L2 and L3 quality assurance page

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BTEC First Award in Construction and the Built Environent (2018)

The BTEC First Award in Construction and the Built Environent (2018) is on performance measures until summer 2023. It will not be on measures in 2024 (Above BTEC Tech Award will replace). The qualification will still be live for centres who wants to deliver this as an off measures option. The last registration for this qualification will be 31 December 2024, with certificating on 31 December 2026. 

BTEC First Award in Construction and the Built Environment

BTEC Tech Award in Construction - 2022 - training event

BTEC Tech Award in Construction (2022) is confirmed for KS4 performance tables in 2024. First teaching of this qualification is from September 2022. There is a `Getting started: Ways to teach and assess` training event scheduled on the 6 June 2022 which will be useful to attend. Register below:

Getting Started: Ways to Teach and Assess BTEC Tech Award in Construction and Built Environment 2022

BTEC Briefing events for Construction

Two customer briefing events for BTEC Construction qualifications have been scheduled. One for schools and one for FE colleges and 6th Forms. See below and book accordingly. 

In these events:

  • Live networking sessions provide you with an opportunity to:
  • Ask questions about our revised offer at Level 1/2.
  • Discuss the current DfE consultation taking place around future provision at Level 3.
  • Discuss any issues that you currently face.
  • Exchange best practice with the sector team facilitating the session.
  • Learn more about our existing resources which support external assessment and mock exams.

Events are from 16:00 - 17:00 on the dates below.

Register to Schools BTEC Briefing: Construction on 24 May 2022

Register to FE and Sixth Form Colleges BTEC Network: Construction on 26 May 2022


Survey on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in BTEC qualifications

At Pearson, we are committed to ensuring that equity, diversity, and inclusion are embedded into
everything we do. Our qualifications and assessments should reflect the wide diversity of our learners.

This survey focuses on the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion implications for how you teach and assess particular BTEC qualifications, understand how you implement adjustments, and identify any areas where Pearson need to make changes to help ensure all learners have equitable opportunities to access our qualifications, assessments, related products and services.
Please consider these questions from all aspects of the Equality Act (2010)'s protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnerships, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We would appreciate your feedback by Friday 1st July 2022.

Access survey here


BTEC Awards 2022

The BTEC Awards, in its 12th year, is an annual event that recognises and celebrates the hard work and dedication of BTEC learners, educators and providers from all around the globe. With the last two years being an online stream, we are beyond pleased to announce that the 2022 BTEC Awards will be hosted as a face-to-face event in London in June 2022.

Read more here


Pearson response to DfE provisional list of qualifications to have 16-19 funding withdrawn, which overlap with waves 1 and 2 T Levels

On 11 May 2022, the DfE published the provisional list of qualifications that will no longer be funded from academic year 2024/2025 for 16-19 learners in England. Of the 160 qualifications identified, 41 are Pearson qualifications. 

Read more here


Latest VQ bulletin - Issue 43

This latest edition of the VQ Bulletin includes information on the following topics:

  • BTEC – Ensuring your learners receive their results in 2022
  • Reminder - Hot topics – Conducting examinations for BTEC
  • Reminder - BTEC - Confirming completion dates
  • Reminder - BTEC Summer 2022 series - Submission Method
  • BTEC - Quality Assurance for BTEC Tech Awards (2022)
  • Supporting BTEC Level 3 2021 alumni’s HE applications
  • BTEC – Support
  • TQ Update – T Levels
  • HN Update
  • WBL Update
  • End-Point Assessment

Read the VQ bulletin here

T level updates

Exam timetables
Summer 2022 series exams for T levels in Construction is currently under way and exam timetables can be accessed below.

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Administrative Support Guides (ASGs)
Administrative Support Guides for the ESP and the OS exams are available to help you administer the tasks at your centre. These documents include brief information on the exam, the tasks, conditions, timing, dates and deadlines. 

Key dates schedule 2022-2024
Key dates schedule for 2022-2024 is now available and can be accessed from the course materials section of the qualification page. You can find this under the Administration section. See link below. 

Q&A Network event for T levels in Construction
The next network event for T levels in Construction will take place on 5 July. 

These sessions do not follow a set agenda or format, although we prepare some discussion topics to get the session going; instead they are intended to be an opportunity for Technical Qualification tutors to bring their questions into an open forum. You will be able to ask us questions and seek clarification on the content and assessment of the Technical Qualification, which we'll do our best to answer and if we can't...we'll take your questions away and get back to you. You will also have the opportunity to share your ideas, ask for help/suggestions from other Providers so you can pick up some practical tools and advice to take back into your classroom.

Register to the network event here

Latest T levels update - May 2022
If you have not done so already, please do sign up to receive these monthly bulletins, specific to T level qualifications. There is a link to sign up in the first paraghraph of the bulletin in the link below. 

Acccess the latest T levels bulletin here

Consultation for Potential new Tech Award in Digital Modelling and Design

Pearson is consulting on a new Tech Award for 14-16 year old's which could provide a new vocational route in digital modelling and design, helping to prepare learners for new roles in Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing sectors that require Digital design skills. We are very interested in your views please see the following draft curriculum and survey.

Read more here and access the survey


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