Assessment support videos

You can now access extra support when developing your assignments for the new BTEC Higher National programmes with our selection of helpful, informative videos.

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These informative videos provide assignment development guidance for four different types of assignments and will be useful when devising assessments for the new BTEC Higher National programmes. They cover research, investigation, problem solving and portfolio-based assessment.

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Assessment resources

We have created appealing and stimulating new assessment resources in response to student feedback. These following resources will be both useful to support and supplement your assessment and study skills sessions. They focus on student frequently-asked questions (FAQs) for assessment and feedback, critical thinking and effective writing for a Higher National assignment.


A comprehensive FAQ guide to assessment and feedback (PDF, 0.85 MB)responding to student questions that we have received and that tutors frequently get asked.

A critical thinking checklist (PDF, 0.3 MB) that students can easily apply to their reading and writing process.


An engaging and informative video to support students through the key steps of successful writing for a Higher National assignment.

This video shows a tutor, new to holistic assessment, discussing the assignment with an experienced tutor.