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BTEC Tech Award in Engineering - Component 3 - Teacher instructions

BTEC Tech Award in Engineering - Component 3 - Teacher instructions

The teacher instructions document for the Component 3 external assessment is available online. This document is released to allow centres time to prepare materials and equipment for the practical activity. Students must not see this document.

BTEC Nationals in Engineering Specification update - issue 6

Summer 2019 BTEC Engineering external assessment timetables

BTEC HNC/D Engineering - set theme and topic release

BTEC Tech Award in Engineering - Component 3 - Teacher instructions

BTEC Nationals in Engineering Specification update - issue 6

BTEC Nationals in Engineering Specification update - issue 6

This update is to inform you about the recent changes to the BTEC Nationals in Engineering (RQF) specification. The most up to date specification is issue 6.

Summer 2019 BTEC Engineering external assessment timetables

BTEC HNC/D Engineering - set theme and topic release

BTEC Tech Award in Engineering - Component 3 - Teacher instructions

BTEC Nationals in Engineering Specification update - issue 6

Summer 2019 BTEC Engineering external assessment timetables

Summer 2019 BTEC Engineering external assessment timetables

This update is to inform you about the BTEC Nationals, Tech Awards and Firsts in Engineering, Summer 2019 external assessment dates.

BTEC HNC/D Engineering - set theme and topic release

BTEC Tech Award in Engineering - Component 3 - Teacher instructions

BTEC Nationals in Engineering Specification update - issue 6

Summer 2019 BTEC Engineering external assessment timetables

BTEC HNC/D Engineering - set theme and topic release

BTEC HNC/D Engineering - set theme and topic release

The 2019-2020 set theme topics and guidance documents for Unit 4 (HNC) and Unit 35 (HND) are now available online. These topics applies from 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020 only.

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The following authorised assignment briefs have recently been updated and you can access these from the qualification page.

Updated AABs:

  • Unit 31 - Learning aim-A/B/C
  • Unit 24 - Learning aim B/C
  • Unit 25 - Learning aim-B
  • Unit 25 Note to assessors

Part of the externally-set task is for each learner to produce an audio-visual recording of their system in operation. The recording does not have to be part of the 12 hours allocated for the supervised assessment period, but it must be completed within the Pearson set period. If a learner finishes the task in less than 12 hours then they should record their system in operation and the recording can be restarted to improve the quality of the evidence, but each learner must only submit one recording.

Learners who are working until the end of the supervised period must stop all development activities after 12 hours duration. Centres must organise any outstanding recordings to take place as soon as possible after the end of the session (given possible equipment constraints). In this situation, learners cannot continue to work on their prototype system and must only make one recording, even if it includes 'false-starts'.

The audio-visual recording must be made under controlled conditions. It must be a complete, unedited recording of each learner's system in operation. The recordings and learner's electronic task booklet / the physical storage devices must be safely stored e.g. in the exams office, until it is time to submit the work to the examiner.

The audio-visual equipment must be positioned to ensure that the best possible quality and unobstructed recording is made of the prototype system in operation. You must ensure that any electronic devices used e.g. LEDs and LCD displays, monitor screens and the learner's centre and candidate number are clearly picked up by the audio-visual equipment.

Learners should produce and deliver all recordings on their own. Due to the nature of the task, it is not permitted that they complete the task with a partner or in a small group. Teachers are not permitted to question, prompt or assist the learner. The length of the recording should be within the maximum 3 minutes duration allowed and any recordings that are substantially longer than this may not attract the full range of marks.

Here’s where you’ll find subject-by-subject guides to which Pearson and BTEC qualifications are included in performance tables in England (Applied General, Tech Level, Technical Certificates and Technical Awards).

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Whether you’re teaching post-16 learners, or looking for a skills-based option at Key Stage 4, BTEC Firsts offer a choice of hands-on, level 2 courses in a range of subjects.

Read the full update

We’re sharing with you an update the Department for Education (DfE) sent to us in late July 2018 about resit opportunities for learners studying BTEC level 3 qualifications included on the Applied General and Tech Level performance tables in England. We’ll explain what they told us, and clarify what this means for you and your learners.

What this means for you in 2018/19: Two resit opportunities

All learners:

  • currently studying any BTEC Level 3 National (RQF) or one of the four BTEC Level 3 Specialist Hospitality titles (Food and Beverage Supervision, Chef de Partie, Kitchen and Larder, Patisserie and Confectionery), or
  • registering from September 2018

will have a maximum of two opportunities to re-sit external assessments (three attempts in total).

Read the full update with FAQs

BTEC First Award in Engineering is not on Performance measures in Summer 2020. The last time this will be included on performance measeures is Summer 2019. 

The BTEC Tech Award is on Performance measures in Summer 2020. 

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Specification - BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Engineering
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