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Engineering and Manufacturing

Subject update | 19 February 2024

February 2024 Engineering update

Happy new year! 

I hope that you have had a fantastic break over the holidays. Here is your January update to keep you up to date and link you to the information you may require. 

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Entry Deadline: 21 February 2024

BTEC Tech Awards (internal and external), BTEC Firsts and BTEC Nationals Summer 2024 series


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Provisional exam timetables - 2025

Please check out the provisional exam timetables for your BTEC qualifications. If you have any feedback on the provisional timetables, please email timetables@pearson.com by 23 February 2024. 

Provisional timetables


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Updated JCQ AI Guidance

On 2 February the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) published their updated JCQ guidance on AI Use in Assessments.

The guidance is designed to help students and teachers to complete NEAs, coursework and other internal assessments successfully, giving students the chance to demonstrate skills which cannot be assessed in exams.

Please do share the latest version of the guidance with senior leaders, teachers and assessors in your school or college. It’s vital the guidance informs school policies on AI use, and schools and colleges provide staff and students with clear information.

A summary of the key updates is available on the JCQ website. They've also produced a poster for students on the use of AI and assessments and an information sheet for teachers along with PowerPoint presentations for teachers and students.

Read all the information on JCQ blog and download the updated guidance and support materials

Access the updated guidance and materials through this link


Updated Assessment Record Template (to include AI)

There is an updated version of the Assessment Record template for BTEC Entry – Level 3, these can be accessed on the BTEC forms and guides webpage.

This template now includes an updated authenticity declaration to include acknowledgement of any use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools. This form is provided for immediate use.

AI declaration

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If you design and use your own Assessment Record, please ensure this is updated to replicate the authenticity statement in our template/s.


BTEC Nationals update

Engineering AAQ

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We have published our draft specification for Engineering AAQ. This draft qualification has not yet been accredited by Ofqual. It is published to enable teachers to have early sight of our proposed approach to the Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Engineering (AAQ). Further changes may be required and no assurance can be given at this time that the proposed qualification will be made available in its current form, or that it will be accredited in time for first teaching in September 2025 and first award in 2027. 

Access the qualification page

BTEC Nationals from 2025

Read more about BTEC Nationals from 2025, what to expect from the new AAQs and access to all available draft specifications. 


BTEC Nationals from 2025


BTEC Centre guide to Standards Verification - 2023/2024

Please access and read through the centre guide to standards verification documenent, to find out what to expect from the standards verifiation process. The guide will take you through:

  • the process of standards verification
  • allocations o standars verifiers
  • what is expected from your centre
  • Deadlines and accesing reports

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