September Subject Advisor Update | Pearson qualifications

September Subject Advisor Update

The September update from you Subject Advisor for Health and Social care

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Welcome back after the summer break. I hope you had time to take a break and are now ready for the new academic year. 

This update has information about new training and up dates for the Tech Award (2022) . An update on the reform of the new BTEC AAQ in Health and Social Care. 

Exam dates for Winter 2024 and Summer 2024

You can look at all the exam dates for all BTEC qualifications for both the winter series and the summer series. This should help you with planning for the year. 

Exam Timetables

BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care

Results for June 2023 moderation

Results were released to centre on 24th August with the final moderators report. 

If you are still not happy with your student results you can apply for a Review of Marking/moderation (service 3) until 28th September. 

Post Result services

Training for Preparing for External Assessment (Component 3)

During these sessions, you will learn about the types of questions learners can expect to find in their BTEC Tech Award (2022) external assessments, and how they can maxim achievement. We will look at examples of questions and mark schemes, and discuss how to prepare learners for external assessment. During the event you will: Discuss the external assessment component content Gain an overview of the assessment and its structure Look at example questions and the accompanying mark schemes .

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Early release of the PSA for Component 1 and 2

To give you and your learners more time the PSAs will be released earlier this year. The PSA was released on 1st September, this is for moderation in the December/Janaury window. 

The next PSA will be released 8 January 2024, this is for the May moderation window. 

Internal Assessment including the PSA

Key Dates for 2023/2024

There is a new Key dates document for the Tech Award. It contains all the dates that you will need for registering students for the course to making enteries for the PSAs. 

Key Dates for 2023/2024


Reform of BTEC Nationals in Health and Social Care 

Keep up to date with everything about the reform of the Level 3 qualifications . The BTEC nationals in Health and Social Care are unaffected until 2025. You can teach BTEC Nationals with confidence until 2025. 

The BTEC Nationals Extended Certificate has been redeveloped and we will keep you updated with what the new specification will look like and how it will need to be delivered. The qualifications have been submitted to the DfE and we are waiting for the response from them about approval and funding.

Read more information about the reforms

Dates coming soon for Introducing the new Specification

Coming soon will be events to introduce you to the new BTEC National Extended Certificate (AAQ). 

Booking page for events


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