November 2022 Engineering update

Wed Nov 16 12:47:00 UTC 2022

Welcome to your November 2022 update for Engineering to keep you up-to-date with the latest. 

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January and February 2023 BTEC exam dates and timetables
 

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Qualification Code Unit name Date Unit am/pm Duration
BTEC Tech Award 21141K Responding to an Engineering Brief - Part 2  03 February 2023 Component 3 Morning 1 hour 30 minutes
BTEC Tech Award 21141K Responding to an Engineering Brief - Part 1 30 January 2023 - 02 February 2023 Component 3 Window 2 hours
NQF BTEC First 21174E Interpreting and Using Engineering Information  12 January 2023 Unit 9 Morning 1 hour
NQF BTEC First 21925G Interpreting and Using Engineering Information (Welsh) 12 January 2023 Unit 9 Morning 1 hour
RQF BTEC National 31706H Engineering Principles 16 January 2023 Unit 1 Morning 2 hours
RQF BTEC National 31708H Product Design and Manufacture - Part A 12 December 2022 Unit 3 Window 3 hours
RQF BTEC National 31708H Product Design and Manufacture - Part B 11 January 2023 - 25 January 2023 Unit 3 Window 8 hours
RQF BTEC National 31725H Microcontroller Systems for Engineers 05 December 2022 - 25 January 2023 Unit 6 Window 12 hours

Summer 2023 BTEC exam timetables

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Update on Proposed Defunding for 16-19 Qualifications

On 11 May 2022, the DfE published the provisional list of qualifications that will no longer be funded from academic year 2024/25 for 16-19 learners in England, because they overlap with T Level Waves 1 and 2. 41 were Pearson qualifications.

Of the qualifications on the list, we did not appeal 25 qualifications because they were either being withdrawn as part of our usual cycle of updating and renewing our qualifications, they were not affected by the review process, or they did not meet the criteria for appeal.

Of the 16 qualifications we did appeal, we are pleased today to let you know that 12 out of those 16 appeals were successful. This means that these qualifications will continue to be funded. This decision shows the DfE has recognised that BTEC qualifications continue to be valued by learners, schools, colleges, universities, and employers and are not replaced by T Levels.

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  • 601/7591/6: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Engineering
  • 601/7580/1: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Engineering
  • 601/7588/6: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Engineering
  • 601/7582/5: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering
  • 601/7589/8: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering
  • 601/7583/7: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • 601/7590/4: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • 603/5840/3: Pearson BTEC Level 3 Foundation Award in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge)
  • 601/9053/X: Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge)
  • 601/9049/8: Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge)
  • 601/9054/1: Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge)
  • 601/9060/7: Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge)

Looking for writers, reviewers and scrutineers for the new BTEC Nationals

BTEC team are currently recruiting for writers, reviewers and scrutineers for the redevelopment of the BTEC Nationals. We are looking for innovative writers with fresh ideas that motivate our learners and set them on the path to success. If you would like to be involved in shaping and developing our qualification content and assessment please apply.

Key dates

Date Activity
5 December 2022 Unit 6 Part S release (BTEC Nationals)
12 December 2022 Unit 3 Part A release (BTEC Nationals)
13 December 2022 Teacher instructions for BTEC Tech Awards in Engineering (2017) Component 3 external assessment
16 December 2022 Closure of the Access To Scripts service (via Script Viewer) for the May/June 2022 exam series.
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