April Subject Advisors Update | Pearson qualifications

April Subject Advisors Update

The April update for Health and Social Care from your Subject Advisor

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I hope the sun shines on your break and you are abke to take some time to relax. 

There is some exciting news for the New BTEC Tech Award (2022) and the new HN In Healthcare Professionals. 

Level 3 reforms

The post-16 level 3 vocational qualifications landscape in England is undergoing major reform.

There is a news page provides you with an overview of these reforms, and what we know so far about what they will mean for you and your post-16 level 3 vocational curriculum.

You will also find information which will support and guide you through this vocational qualification reform.

Read the most recent news

BTEC National in Health and Social Care briefing session: latest developments around the reforms at Level 3

08 May 2023 at 16:00 - 17:00 GMT

This event will provide you with the latest information on developments around the reforms at Level 3. They will also provide an opportunity to get your views and insight to help us shape our qualification(s) and support offer in ways that best meet you and your learners’ needs. The sessions will be managed by the sector team leading on the redevelopment of our qualifications at Level 3 and will provide you with an opportunity to ask questions.

Book your place

BTEC Higher Nationals- Healthcare Professions' Support for England (2023)

The 2023 new BTEC Higher National qualifications in Healthcare Professions' Support for England include enhanced work-related curriculum that is designed to address an increasing need for high quality professional and technical education pathways at Levels 4 and 5, equipping students with the right skills and competencies for the workplace, or progression to further higher education study. The BTEC HN Diploma has been aligned to IfATE occupational standards. 

See the Specification and more 

Earlier release of the Pearson set Assignments from September 2023

After listening carefully and reviewing your feedback. we are making changes to the BTEC Tech Award (2022) that will give you more time to prepare and deliver Pearson set Assignments. 

Following your feedback, we will be releasing the Pearson set Assignment one month earlier within each series. This will give you more time to spend preparing and administering the assessments. 

The PSAs will new be released early September for moderation in December and early January for moderation in May. 

Extension requests for May/June series internal assessment

We have heard from teachers the the May/June window for completing internal assessment has been challenging due to a number of factors. If your learners are experiencing  loss of assessment time you can request an extension using the Support Portal or email Teachinghealthandsocialcare@pearson.com. 

When submitting your request please using the following classifications:  

Request type – Coursework & Controlled/Internal Assessment 

Category – Deadlines & Dates 

Sub Category – Extension to Deadline. 

BTEC Tech Award Support Index

There is lots of useful information about the administration of the Tech Awards on the Support Index. Especially useful is the Internal Assessment and Learner work transfer (LWT) that you need for uploading your sample for moderation. 

Support Index


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