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Subject update | 5 January 2023

January 2023 Engineering subject update

Happy new year!

Welcome to the first subject update of 2023. I hope that you all had a relaxing holiday and are rested and ready for the new year. I would like to wish all your learners well, sitting exams and external assessments in January and February series. 

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BTEC Tech Award in Engineering (2017) - Teacher instructions

Teacher Instructions for the BTEC Tech Award in Engineering (2017), teacher instructions document is available under the secure tests page. 

As a gold padlocked material, only your exams officer can download this document. Teachers can be given the document from the date it was published. 

Access the teacher instructions from secure tests

Summer 2023 entry deadlines and exam timetables

Entry deadlines for BTEC First, Tech Awards and Nationals.

Exam series Entry deadline Late fees charged from High late fees charged from
Summer 2023 23.03.2023 24.03.2023 23.04.2023

*Learners who sat BTEC assessments in the January 2023 series can be re-entered for June exams after January results have been issued, and no late fees will be charged. The entry deadline for these learners is 31 March.

*Learners who sat BTEC assessments in the February 2023 series can be re-entered for June exams after February results have been issued, and no late fees will be charged. The entry deadline for these learners is 14 April.

Access exam timetables 


Grade statistics

The 2021-2022 grade statistics have now been published for BTEC qualifications.

Go to the grade statistics

Read more about the 2021-2022 Results Data


Centre guide to Standards Verification

Please access and read through the centre guide to standards verification documenent, to find out information such as how verifications works, sample sizes, deadlines...etc. 

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Level 3 funding updates

Please access the latest funding guides for England, Wales and Northern Ireland below. 

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Update on the Level 3 AME and AME Machining qualifications

BTEC Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering:

We have completed all the updates to the BTEC Level 3 AME qualification suite and applied these changes to existing approvals and qualifications codes in Edexcel Online.

Access the issue 6 specification


These changes are summarised in the latest version of the specification. The new pathway in Robotics is available for centres who wish to seek approval, via contacting our Customer Services team. Summary information on the changes can be found in the article below.

Read the summary of changes

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Machining

The Machining pathway has been developed as a separate qualification to AME and is being submitted to Ofqual this month, for a 1st January 2023 first teaching date.

This qualification covers development technical knowledge for machinist technicians who are starting on the new Engineering Technician standard (machining pathway), which has recently been approved.

The qualification will ultimately replace the existing knowledge qualification in Machining at level 3, which will close to new registrations after a suitable notice period. Centres delivering the current Level 3 Diploma in Machining will get auto approval for the new AME Machining qualification. 

Access the new specification for BTEC Specialist AME - Machining

BTEC Higher Nationals in Engineering - upcoming training events

Qualification Event Date and time Register Fee
BTEC Higher Nationals Engineering Assessment Planning and Assignment Writing Engineering RQF BTEC Higher Nationals 1/3/2023 10:00-12:30 Register £25 excl. tax
Grading Standardisation Workshop for BTEC Higher National Engineering,Rail Engineering, and Manufacturing Operations (RQF) 30/03/2023 10:00-16:00 Register 50 excl. tax
Introduction to teaching and assessing the RQF Higher Nationals in Aeronautical Engineering 20/2/2023 8:00-10:30 Register free

There are more, generic training events for the Higher National qualifications, such as, training to support Level 3 centres transition to BTEC Higher Nationals, which you can access from the training page, filter, find out more and register.

Access to Higher National training


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