Here’s the latest information about how long you can continue to register learners and claim certificates for the BTEC Nationals (2010 - QCF) qualifications.

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Registration date extended to 31 December 2019

You can now make registrations onto BTEC Nationals (2010 - QCF) until 31 December 2019 and claim certification up to 31 December 2022.

This means you can plan ahead with confidence for the 2019/20 academic year.

Are there any exceptions?

There are three sectors with exceptions:

  • BTEC Nationals in Health and Social Care - in Wales the registration date is 31 August 2019 as the Welsh Sector Review outcomes confirmed that only City and Guilds and WJEC may offer Health and Social Care provision in Wales after this date.

  • BTEC Nationals in Dental Technology - last registration date already 31 August 2020 as required by the professional body.

  • BTEC Nationals in Children’s Care, Learning and Development (CCLD) - last registration date in Northern Ireland is 31 December 2019.

Use “Select a subject” to find your BTEC Nationals (2010 - QCF) specification pages.

Here to help

Our Subject teams have created some short FAQs to explain what this means for funding, planning, teaching and learning.

With changes on the horizon for the SASE framework and T levels in 2020 and beyond, we want to ensure you can plan ahead with confidence with no gaps in your BTEC provision.

That’s why we’re extending the registration date for these qualifications - and will be reviewing the need for a further extension over the next few months.  We’ll update you during the summer term 2018.

No. The BTEC National (2010 - QCF) suite does not meet the DfE’s requirements in the Technical Guidance for vocational qualifications at Level 3.

16-18 funding: BTEC Nationals (2010 - QCF) will continue to be eligible for 16-18 funding until 31 December 2019.

19-23 entitlement funding: The BTEC National (2010 - QCF) qualifications eligible for 19-23 entitlement funding in 2017/18 will continue to remain eligible in 2018/19.  The ESFA confirm adult funding on an annual basis so the qualifications are confirmed as being eligible until 31 July 2019. 

Loan funding: BTEC Nationals (2010 - QCF) will continue to be eligible for loan funding in 2018/19 where they have been made eligible for 19-23 entitlement funding. Also, a number of additional BTEC Nationals (2010 - QCF) will be eligible for loan funding in 2018/19 where we have made a successful submission to the ESFA.  Again, the ESFA confirm adult funding on an annual basis so the qualifications are confirmed as being eligible until 31 July 2019. 

Yes. The UCAS points have not changed and are commensurate with A levels.

The BTEC Nationals in Health & Social Care (2010 - QCF) have a last registration date of 31 August 2019 in Wales. This is a result of the recent Sector review which confirmed that only City and Guilds and WJEC may offer Health and Social Care provision in Wales.

The BTEC National (2010 - QCF) suite is available to support both UK and international schools and colleges. We are scoping the long-term international BTEC provision and will shortly be inviting international centres to participate in the consultation about this.

The new BTEC National (2016) suite is only available in the UK.  This is because the qualifications include external assessments, which are often based on UK-related content, and also need to be undertaken in English and assessed at UK times. They are also subject to UK government reforms.