September 2023 Engineering 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 Engineering (2017) - closure
As per the centre communication sent on 21 April 2023, BTEC Tech Award in Engineering (2017) has been closed for new registrations. Any learners registered on the programme will be able to complete their studies and certificate by 31 August 2024. This is the certification end date.
We continue to offer the BTEC First Award in Engineering for centres who wish to continue to offer a L1/2 qualification, though please note this is also not on performance tables. We are also planning to submit our new Tech Award in Engineering for inclusion on the Performance Tables as soon as DFE open the next submission window (expected this winter, for first teaching 2025).
Level 3 Reforms
Access information in the link below for Level 3 Reforms and what to expect.
Training event: 17 October 2023 at 16:00 - 17:00 GMT
Introducing your new Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Engineering (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.
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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.