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Engineering and Manufacturing

Subject update | 1 September 2023

September 2023 Construction update

Welcome back!

I trust you've had a splendid summer break and are now fully recharged for the start of the 2023/2024 academic year.

Here's the September update, marking the first update of the academic year, providing you with all the essential information and support you may require.

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BTEC Registration deadline

Registration deadline for BTEC qualifications is 1 November 2023. Registrations made after this date will be subject to late fees.
 


Information manual

Access the most up to date information manual, including all key dates and useful information about Pearson qualifications.

Information manual

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Post results services reminder

From results days, you are able access post results services, where you can ask for review of marking and access to scripts of learners’ exams papers. Find out more about these services from the below links. Please remember that you do require written candidate consent to trigger these services.

Read the getting ready to results update for summer 2023. 

Summer 2023 getting ready to results


Grade boundaries - summer 2023

Grade boundaires for externally assessed BTEC units were published on results days. You can access these from the link below.

Grade boundaries

Winter and Summer 2024 exam timetables

Exam timetables for winter 2023 series are published and accessible from the link below. 

Exam timetables



Past external assessment and exam papers from summer 2023 series


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BTEC Tech Award in Construction and the Built Environment (2022) updates

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First year of this new qualification is over and within this time 2 internal assessment series were conducted for the internally assessed components 2 and 3. Students who started a 2 year programme in September 2022 will be certificating in summer 2024 and a new cohort of students will be onboarding the course. Here are some updates and useful links to guide you through the year.  

Updates/changes to the qualification

  • Pearson set assignments (PSAs) are releasing earlier this year. New PSA release date for  December 2023 moderation is 1 September 2023. May 2024 moderation PSAs will be released early January. All dates can be accessed in the key dates schedule
  • Video evidence requirement of Component 2 has been removed. Photos and Observation records are needed. Details of this are in the PSAs. 

Live and past PSAs, and examiner reports

Access the past PSAs and examiner reports in the links below for Components 2 and 3. 


Level 3 Reforms

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Access information in the link below for Level 3 Reforms and what to expect. 

Level 3 Reforms

 

Training event: 11 October 2023 at 16:00 - 17:00 GMT

Introducing your new Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Construction (AAQ) first teach September 2025. This event will be an opportunity to get a first look at the new specification, assessments and support. These qualifications are for first teach September 2025, DfE funding and approval will be confirmed in July 2024.

Register to this event


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Support and contact

Please feel free to get in touch, if you require any help or support in your delivery. You can access contact details from the contact card below.

Wishing you a successful and enriching academic year ahead.


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