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BTEC Level 3 Nationals (2010, QCF) extended for use and funding in Wales
We are pleased to announce that our BTEC Level 3 Nationals (2010, QCF) suite will be extended for use and funding in Wales. This has been confirmed by Qualifications Wales and amended on Qualifications in Wales (QiW) and Edexcel Online (EOL) databases.
This means that you will be able to register learners for an additional academic year (2019/2020) on the qualifications, as the updated registration date for new starts and top ups will be 31 December 2019. The updated certification end date will be 31 December 2022.
We have extended the qualifications to avoid a gap in provision. Some of the new BTEC Level 3 Nationals (2016, RQF) are designated and funded in Wales, please see QiW to see if your sector is available. We will shortly be submitting the other new qualifications in the suite to be designated and funded in Wales. This extension means that you can plan your transition.
Please note that some BTEC Level 3 Nationals (2010, QCF) are not currently designated and funded in Wales, due to no history of learner registrations from Welsh centres. Please check the QiW database to see if your sector(s) are available.
There are also some qualifications for which the dates above do not apply in the following subject areas:
The last registration date is 31 December 2020, as required by the professional body. This has not changed from previous communications.
The outcome of the Welsh Sector Review confirmed that only Health and Social Care qualifications offered by a consortium of City & Guilds and WJEC would be funded in Wales in the future. Qualifications offered by other providers, such as Pearson, will remain funded until the new qualifications become available.
Please note this is different for different sized qualifications.
This means the following eight qualifications now have a last registration date of 31 August 2020 and certification end dates of 31 August 2022:
- C00/0484/7 Pearson BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Health and Social Care
- C00/0253/6 Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care
- C00/0253/7 Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care
- C00/0254/2 Pearson BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care
- C00/0776/8 Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Health and Social Care
- C00/0776/9 Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care
- C00/0777/0 Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care
- C00/0777/2 Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care
The following qualifications now have final registration dates of 31 December 2020 and certification end dates of 31 December 2022:
- C00/0254/4 Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care
- C00/0777/1 Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care
If you have any queries about this update or the extension, please contact us.
Yes. These qualifications continue to carry UCAS points and can be used as Level 3 qualifications within the Welsh Bacc and will continue to appear on Welsh Level 3 performance measures.
The BTEC Nationals in Health & Social Care (2010 - QCF) have a different registration. This is a result of the recent Sector review which confirmed that City and Guilds and WJEC will offer Health and Social Care provision in Wales after this date.
There is no impact on the BTEC Level 3 Nationals (2016, RQF) suite of qualifications. Please check the QiW database to confirm that the specific title you wish to offer is already listed as designated and funded in Wales. If you would like to offer a sector not listed on the QiW database, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can apply to Qualifications Wales to have these qualifications designated.
We will be submitting the outstanding new titles for designation, once we have met the stakeholder support requirements.
It is not possible to top up after the registration date, so it is important that centres register learners on the size they intend to complete at the end of their programme.