BTEC Nationals in Music and Music Technology: September 2021 update

3 September 2021

Read the latest information on BTEC Nationals in Music and Music Technology, including the latest news about assessments and awarding in 2021/22.

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2021 - 2022 Academic year

Following the recent Ofqual consultation, awarding bodies have received confirmation that Ofqual will withdraw designation of Category B from 1 September 2021. This means that for the 2021/2022 academic year teacher-assessed grades will not be available.

We are working with Ofqual and DfE to confirm adaptation arrangements for our other BTEC suites and will confirm these as soon as possible. Until we are able to do this, we’d encourage you to plan for assessment, and to prioritise the delivery and assessment of mandatory units.

There is now a dedicated page for Teaching, learning and assessment in 2021/22 for BTEC qualifications.

Visit the Teaching, learning and assessment in 2021/22 page

To keep up to date with the latest information please do sign up to the VQ bulletins that are sent regularly.

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There is a FREE customer briefing session aimed at UK Centres who are currently delivering either a BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award, First or Technical and/or Level 3 National qualification(s) in Music. This session will be for centres who would like to ask questions and discuss our approved alternative arrangements of streamlined assessment guidance for all learners this year (2021/2022). Please search using the keyword 'Music' to book a place using the link to the training pages.

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