BTEC Nationals in Music and Music Technology: March 2018 update

Fri Mar 16 14:29:00 UTC 2018

Read the latest information on BTEC Nationals in Music and Music Technology, including key dates.

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BTEC Nationals in Music (2018)

We have been working hard to develop the new specifications for BTEC Nationals in Music.

The specifications and sample assessments for the Certificate (180 GLH), Extended Certificate (360 GLH), Foundation Diploma (540 GLH) and the Extended Diploma (1080 GLH) are now available to view online. These are draft documents and the specification is intended for first teaching from September 2018.

However, DfE will still need to confirm the inclusion of the qualification on performance measures in England for 2020. 

During the DfE approval process, we may be asked to make changes to any aspect of the qualification including content, assessments or first teaching and assessment dates. 

BTEC Nationals in Music Technology (2016-2018)

Results for the January 2018 external assessments were available on 14 March 2018.

Entries for the summer external assessments must be made by 28 March 2018, otherwise there will be a high late entry fee.

Training

There is a free face to face event in London on planning for external assessment and feedback on previous series.

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Key dates

Date Event
14 March 2018 Release of results to centres and learners for January assessments
28 March 2018 Entry deadline for summer assessment window
11 April 2018 EAR1 and EAR2 deadline for January assessments
11 April 2018 Access to scripts - post review of marking deadline for January assessments
16 April 2018 Release date for BTEC Nationals (2016 & 2017) in Music Technology Unit 5 Task Part A summer assessment window
18 April 2018 Access to scripts - original deadline for January assessments
23 April 2018 Release date for BTEC Nationals (2016 & 2017) in Music Technology Unit 5 Task Part B January assessment window
23 April 2018 - 27 April 2018 Window for supervised assessment of BTEC Nationals (2016 & 2017) in Music Technology Unit 5 Task summer assessment window
30 April 2018 Release date for BTEC Nattionals (2016 & 2017) in Music Technology Unit 6 Task
30 April 2018 - 14 May 2018 Window for supervised assessment of BTEC Nationals (2016 & 2017) in Music Technology Unit 6 Task
10 May 2018 Release date for BTEC Nationals (2016 & 2017) in Music Technology Unit 7 Task
10 May 2018 - 23 May 2018 Window for supervised assessment of BTEC Nationals (2016 & 2017) in Music Technology Unit 7 Task
15 May 2018 Submission deadline for BTEC Nationals (2016 & 2017) in Music Technology Unit 5 Task summer assessment window
25 May 2018 Submission deadline for BTEC Nationals (2016 & 2017) in Music Technology Unit 6 Task
25 May 2018 Submission deadline for BTEC Nationals (2016 & 2017) in Music Technology Unit 7 Task
30 May 2018 Deadline for first sampling
6 June 2018 Access to scripts - copy deadline for January assessments
30 June 2018 Deadline for any further sampling
5 July 2018 Deadline for reporting results in order to receive certificates for August results day
15 August 2018 Results released to centres and learners
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