September 2023 Construction update
I trust you've had a splendid summer break and are now fully recharged for the start of the 2023/2024 academic year.
Here's the September update, marking the first update of the academic year, providing you with all the essential information and support you may require.
From results days, you are able access post results services, where you can ask for review of marking and access to scripts of learners’ exams papers. Find out more about these services from the below links. Please remember that you do require written candidate consent to trigger these services.
Read the getting ready to results update for summer 2023.
BTEC Tech Award in Construction and the Built Environment (2022) updates
First year of this new qualification is over and within this time 2 internal assessment series were conducted for the internally assessed components 2 and 3. Students who started a 2 year programme in September 2022 will be certificating in summer 2024 and a new cohort of students will be onboarding the course. Here are some updates and useful links to guide you through the year.
Updates/changes to the qualification
- Pearson set assignments (PSAs) are releasing earlier this year. New PSA release date for December 2023 moderation is 1 September 2023. May 2024 moderation PSAs will be released early January. All dates can be accessed in the key dates schedule.
- Video evidence requirement of Component 2 has been removed. Photos and Observation records are needed. Details of this are in the PSAs.
Live and past PSAs, and examiner reports
Access the past PSAs and examiner reports in the links below for Components 2 and 3.
Level 3 Reforms
Training event: 11 October 2023 at 16:00 - 17:00 GMT
Introducing your new Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Construction (AAQ) first teach September 2025. This event will be an opportunity to get a first look at the new specification, assessments and support. These qualifications are for first teach September 2025, DfE funding and approval will be confirmed in July 2024.
The VQ Bulletin is a consolidated briefing from Pearson, which contains all the key updates you need about our vocational qualifications. A summary of the latest news, and status of qualifications, with links to our web pages where you can find more detail, it's the easiest and most comprehensive and up-to-date source of what is happening for Pearson vocational qualifications.
Support and contact
Please feel free to get in touch, if you require any help or support in your delivery. You can access contact details from the contact card below.
Wishing you a successful and enriching academic year ahead.