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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BTEC Nationals (2010 - QCF): registration date extended to 31 December 2019

We’ve changed the registration date for BTEC Nationals (2010 - QCF) to 31 December 2019.  This will go live on our website before Easter 2018 with the following exceptions:

  • 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.

  • 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.

What does this mean?

The current registration date applies to all qualifications in the suite (except for the titles listed above), and means that you can:

  • continue to register your learners on any BTEC National (2010 - QCF) qualification until 31 December 2019

  • claim certification on all these qualifications up to 31 December 2022.

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

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Here to help

Our Subject teams have created some short FAQs to explain what this means for planning, teaching and learning on BTEC Nationals (2010 - QCF).

Use the Subject pages to get in touch with your subject teams.  

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:  Some of the BTEC National (2010 - QCF) qualifications were eligible for 19-23 entitlement funding in 2017/18, although we cannot yet confirm their funding status for 2018/19.  The ESFA is planning to publish this information shortly and we’ll update this page as soon as we know more. Download the latest information on the ESFA website.

Loan funding: If the ESFA confirms these qualifications are eligible for 19-23 entitlement funding in 2018/19, they will automatically be made eligible for loan funding. If not, Pearson will apply for loan funding for 2018/19. Again, the ESFA plan to publish this information shortly and we will update centres as soon as we know more.

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.