Between 2015 and 2019, Pearson launched the BTEC RQF Nationals suite. In this period to support centre transition we have offered both the BTEC National 2010 QCF suite and the 2016 RQF suite of Nationals qualifications.

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Following the DfE consultation and subsequent funding removal for some if our BTEC National 2010 QCF qualifications and having reviewed the progress of the transition to the BTEC Nationals RQF suite, we have made the decision to withdraw most of the BTEC Nationals QCF suite in 2020. Please refer to the final registration dates for all QCF BTEC Nationals in England only (PDF, 0.9 MB)

The BTEC National 2010 QCF qualifications that are not being withdrawn have been updated and the review dates were extended. Download our guide to find out more about Level 3 qualifications available in England, Wales and Northern Ireland from 1 September 2021.

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

The BTEC QCF Nationals (2010), will not be extended further, please refer to individual qualification details for last registration date. 

No, as these qualifications do not contain external assessment.

Yes, this has not changed. Details can be viewed on the UCAS website.