BTEC Tech Awards

The skills to succeed - the confidence to progress

Clarification on BTEC assessment expectations during Covid-19

For BTEC Level 3 Nationals, BTEC Level 1 and 2 Firsts and Tech Awards, where we expect to be able to calculate grades, we do not require or expect any formal assessment for BTEC to take place while learners are studying at home. 

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BTEC Tech Awards are new Key Stage 4 BTECs, designed specifically for 14-16 year olds in schools.

Our BTEC Tech Awards are designed to be taught alongside GCSEs, giving your students a glimpse into a professional sector whilst teaching them transferable skills for life. They:

  • are specifically designed for 14-16 year olds in schools
  • are graded across Level 1 and Level 2 to recognise the achievements of all students
  • are assessed using assignments and practical tasks to suit vocational students
  • count in the 'open group' of Progress 8.

Introductory guide

BTEC Tech Awards: introductory guide

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Learn about your new KS4 BTEC for schools by downloading our BTEC Tech Awards introductory guide.

Download guide (PDF, 2.4 MB)

Understanding grading

BTEC Tech Awards: how does the grading work?

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Find out how BTEC Tech Awards are graded, including how the grade is calculated and how it relates to performance table points.

Download our factsheet (PDF, 0.2 MB)

BTEC at KS4 [video]

Find out why Stuart Taylor, BTEC teacher at Plympton Academy in Plymouth, thinks BTEC is valuable at KS4.

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