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September Subject Advisor Update

27 September 2022

The Septmber update from your Subject Advisor

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Welcome back to the new academic year.

This months update will include information about the new Tech Award in Health and Social care and some of the key dates you might need. 

All assessment is expected to continue as normal this year. All mitigations and adaptations have been removed

Key Dates 

3rd October  Release of the first PSA for Component 1 and 2 (Tech Award)  
18th October  Entry deadline for the Tech Award internally assessed Component for the Autumn series  
Ist November  Deadline for all BTEC registrations  
15th December  Deadline for uploading completed work for moderation (Tech Award)   
18th October  Deadline for the Janaury/February externals (all BTECs)  

New BTEC Tech Award Health and Social Care (2022)

All students that have started on the Tech Award this September an will certificate in Summer 2024 will need to be registered on the new Tech Award.

If the students are complting in one year and will certificate in 2023 they need to be on the old specifcation. 

Resources for the new Tech ward (2022)

There are lots of useful tools and resources for the new Tech Award. 

The Teacher Guide will help you with planning and delivery of the course

Teacher Guide

New Assessment Tracker Tool

The assessment tracker tool can be downloaded from the qualifcation page. It is a free resource that will help you to track your students completing the new Tech Award.

Assessment tracker tool 


The training for the Moderation and Marking has proved really popular and all spaces are now full. In response to this we will be releasing a recording of the session which will be avalible as soon as possible. 


The Future of Level 3 qualifications

You can read more about the future of Level 3 qualifcations and some of the key dates. 

Please be reassured that you can continue to teach most BTEC Nationals in Health and Social care until at least 2026. 

We are awaiting an update on the BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social care. 

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External assessment dates

Qualification Unit  Date  Time
BTEC First Unit 1-Human lifespan development 12/01/23 AM
BTEC First Unit 9-Healthy Living 16/01/23 AM
BTEC Tech Award  Health and Wellbeing 30/01/23 PM
BTEC National Unit 1-Human Lifespan Development 13/01/23 PM
BTEC Nationals Unit 2- Working in Health and Social care 16/01/23 AM
BTEC Nationals  Unit 3-Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care 19/01/23 AM
BTEC Nationals Unit 4-Enquiries into current research in Health and social care- Part A pre-release 28/11/22  
BTEC Nationals  Unit 4-Enquiries into current research in Health and Social care- Part B  11/01/23 AM

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