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BTEC Tech Award February Update

5 February 2024

Please find the following helpful information.

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Provisional Timetables

Provisional timetables for BTEC external assessments for Winter 2025 and Summer 2025 exam series have been released on our website for internal stakeholders and centres review. 

Centres can provide feedback by emailing  timetables@pearson.com by Friday 23rd of February.

Review and give feedback

 

Important details about Certification

You will submit certification claims for the new BTEC Tech Awards during the series in which learners are sitting their terminal external assessment. You will do this using the cash-in code for the qualification, which you can find in our 

 

Information Manual.

 

You can make certification claims during the normal entry window for the assessment series. If you have a learner who sits their terminal assessment in January and is happy with their result, you will be able to submit a late claim following the release of January results. However, if a learner is not happy with their results and intends to resit in the May/June series, you may choose to delay claiming until making their resit entry.

For more detailed information around the claiming process.

 

Read our updated BTEC Tech Award certification FAQs

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The January update is a very helpful summary of all the most up to date issues related to the 2022 Tech Awards.

January Update

The deadline for Raw mark submission in Edexcel Online is 1 May 2024. It will be possible to enter Raw marks and submit samples early this is usually from about two weeks before teh deadline.

Instructions for Raw mark entry

Samples should be uploaded to LWT also on (or before) the 1 May 2024.

Managing LWT request for samples

We’ve put all the key dates you’ll need for this academic year of the Tech Awards into one handy reference document, including registration dates for new learners, release dates for PSAs, entry deadlines, external exam timetables and results dates. 

Key Dates Schedule 2023/24

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Learners can retake internally assessed components once during their course.

If learners are retaking internally assessed components, they must respond to the new PSA released for that series. Learners are permitted to adapt work from their initial sitting where it is appropriate. They can use the full allocated time, including monitored preparation where applicable, and if they choose to adapt work from their initial sitting, they will need to repurpose, build upon and/or amend their work to meet the new PSA. Learners should not be overly guided on how to improve their work, and if assistance is provided, this should be documented and considered during assessment.

For further information, centres should follow the JCQ Guidance with particular attention paid to sections 2 and 17.

JCQ Guidance

January 2024 saw the first availability of external assessments, results will be seen on 20 March 2024 (21 March 2024 for Learners)

Remember that the terminal assessment rule requires learners to take the external assessment at the end of their qualification (when the learner is due or eligible to certificate). This means that learners must sit internal component assessments either prior to or in the same series as the external assessment to fulfil this terminal rule.

If a learner chooses to retake an internal assessment in a series after they sat the terminal external assessment, they will also need to resit the external component to satisfy the terminal rule. Learners are allowed one resit of the external assessment within the programme.

Watch our video about retaking assessments

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You will submit certification claims for the new BTEC Tech Awards during the series in which learners are sitting their terminal external assessment. You will do this using the cash-in code for the qualification, which you can find in our Information Manual.

You can make certification claims during the normal entry window for the assessment series. If you have a learner who sits their terminal assessment in January and is happy with their result, you will be able to submit a late claim following the release of January results. However, if a learner is not happy with their results and intends to resit in the May/June series, you may choose to delay claiming until making their resit entry.

We have revised the FAQs to include more detail about Claiming certification please review thia material carefully

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