May 2023 Engineering subject update | Pearson qualifications

May 2023 Engineering subject update

18 April 2023

Welcome to your May 2023 update from your Subject Advisor.

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Key Dates

Date Event
15 May 2023 First sample to Standards verification 
15 June 2023 Deadline for access to script - scriptviewer for BTEC First and Nationals, January 2023 series. 
29 June 2023 Deadline for access to script - scriptviewer for BTEC Tech Awards (2017), February 2023 series. 
5 July 2023 Claiming deadline: for all students expecting a result following the release of May/June 2023 external examination results.
17 August 2023 BTEC Level 3 results released to learners
24 August 2023 BTEC Level 2 results released to learners

Level 3 funding update

Please visit the page below which provides an overview of the reforms and will be updated as and when new information becomes available.

Access the L3 Reform page


The future of post-16 qualifications - Third Report of Session 2022–23

Read the recently published report by the education committee around the Level 3 reforms. 

Access the report

Summer 2023 exam timetables

Access exam timetables 

Centre guide to Standards Verification

Please access and read through the centre guide to standards verification documenent, to find out information such as how verifications works, sample sizes, deadlines...etc. 

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BTEC Assessment in 2022-2023

All updates around assessment in 2022-2023 can be accessed from the link below. 

Assessment in 2022-2023

BTEC Tech Awards in Engineering (2017) - closure

Following our previous communications to you about the above qualification, where we confirmed it would no longer be included on the Performance Tables from 2024, we have now taken the decision to close the qualifications to new registrations with immediate effect.

This decision has been made following contact from ESFA who require us to re-title the qualification in order to retain it, however the numbers of learners are too low to a warrant re-submission to Ofqual.

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BTEC Tech Award in Engineering 2017 - Summer 2023 series Teacher Instructions

BTEC Tech Award in Engineering, summer 2023 series teacher instructions are available in secure tests. 

Access secure tests

Latest VQ bulletin

Access the VQ bulletin from link below, which includes the latest information from the vocational sector. 

VQ bulletin

Winter 2024 exam timetables

Exam timetables for the BTEC winter 2024 series are now available and you can access these from the link below:

Exam timetables



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