November Subject Advisor Update
The November 2022 update from your subject advisor
Welcome to the November update for BTEC qualifications in Health and Social Care and Applied Psychology.
There is lots of information including Summer Exam dates, an update on the Level 3 reforms and new authorised assignment briefs for Level 2 and level 3 qualifications.
BTEC Exams and Externals for Summer 2023
|BTEC First||Unit 1- Human Lifespan and Development||15/05/23||AM|
|BTEC First||Unit 9-Healthy Living||23/05/23||AM|
|BTEC Tech Award (2016)||Component 3- Health and Wellbeing||19/05/23||PM|
|BTEC Nationals||Unit 1-Human Lifespan Development||15/05/23||PM|
|BTEC Nationals||Unit 2-Working in Health and Social Care||19/05/23||AM|
|BTEC Nationals||Unit 3- Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Social care||05/06/23||AM|
|BTEC Nationals||Unit 4- Enquiries into current research in Health and Social care- Part A release||24/04/23|
|BTEC Nationals||Unit 4-Enquiries into current research in Health and Social care- Part B||22/05/23||AM|
|BTEC National Applied Psychology||Unit 1-Psychological Applications and Approaches||16/05/23||PM|
|BTEC Nationals Applied Psychology||Unit 3-Health Psychology||24/05/23||PM|
BTEC Nationals in Health and Social Care- Unit 4 Enquiries into current research in Health and Social Care
There have been some changes made to the Unit 4 external. There will no longer be two articles for students to chose from there will only be one. This will make it easier for students and allow them to concentrate their research. There is a new Sample Assessment material (SAM) that you can see and a new updated Administrative Support Guide (ASG).
New Administrative Support Guide for new BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social care (2022)
There is new guidance for the administration of the internal Pearson set Assessments for the BTEC Tech Award (2022). It contains lots of useful information that will help you plan your controlled assessment for the qualification.
New Authorised Assignment briefs for BTEC Firsts and BTEC Nationals
New authorised assignment briefs for the above qualifications have been published. You can use them with your learners or adapt them to meet your needs. Please ensure that they have been Internally verified before they are given to students. You can find them on the qualification page under 'New Authorised Assignment briefs'. You do not have to use them.
Update on the Level 3 reforms
All BTEC Nationals in Health and Social Care remain available to teach until 2026. This is apart from the BTEC National Diploma that is on the provisional de funding list from the DfE. This is being appealed and we will get an update from the DfE in the summer.