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Assignment checking service

Our free assignment checking service for BTEC centres helps you to make sure that your assignments allow learners to demonstrate appropriate evidence in the required criteria.

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**Please note - ACS will be closed for the summer from 7th - 20th August**


Did you know there's a selection of free authorised assignment briefs available for you to use?

Free authorised assignments briefs are available on each specification page.

You should apply internal verification to the Pearson authorised assignment briefs as follows:

Assignment brief: options   Internal verification
1. Use the Pearson authorised assignment briefs as published.   If you choose to use an authorised assignment brief, you will still need to submit it to your internal verifier in the usual way, to ensure that:
  • it meets the specific needs of your learners
  • your hand-out dates and submission deadlines are appropriate.
2. Adapt a Pearson authorised assignment brief to suit the needs of your learners. If you adapt an authorised assignment brief, you must ensure it is internally verified as being fully fit for purpose. 
3. Create your own assignment briefs if you think this will better meet the needs of your learners, or where an authorised assignment brief is not available. 
The internal verification process must be detailed and rigorous in order to ensure the assignment brief is fully fit for purpose.

Assignment Checking Service for the new BTEC Firsts

When teaching the programme for the first time, please refer to the authorised assignment briefs, OSCA materials and delivery guide for guidance in how to structure your assignments. If you've created your own assignment briefs they should be internally verified to ensure that they are fit for purpose before you start to deliver them. If you feel you need additional support, you can use the Assignment Checking Service, which will provide you with general feedback aimed at improving your assignments before your first year of delivery.

You can use the Assignment Checking Service from 1 February to 31 November every year. From then on, every year, a Pearson-trained Standards Verifier will get in touch with you and ask to see your assignments, if you have written them yourself. They will provide feedback, if appropriate.

Any questions?

If you need any more information, please email ACS@pearson.com.

What is the BTEC assignment checking service?

The assignment checking service is a free support service for BTEC centres that's designed to help you ensure that your assignments enable learners to demonstrate appropriate evidence across the required criteria.

The service has been especially useful for programme teams who are relatively new to BTEC and who want to check that their assignments – particularly for new specifications – are fully meeting the requirements of the specification.

Who can use it?

The assignment checking service is available to all approved BTEC centres. You can submit assignments for a maximum of two units per BTEC programme.

How do I submit my assignment?

To submit your assignments, you will need to complete the Assignment Checking Submission form at the top of the page.

  • Be careful to include all the information required and fill out the submission form correctly, as we cannot accept assignments for checking unless all details are complete.
  • Please ensure you read the terms and conditions of this service before submitting the form.

What happens next?

  • A standards verifier will assess your assignment briefs and let you know whether they are fit for purpose or whether they need amending to enable learners to demonstrate  appropriate evidence across the required criteria.
  • You can expect to hear from a subject expert by email within 10 working days of your submission.
  • Please note: Once you've received your feedback, this is the end of the assignment checking process. There is no facility for revised assignment briefs to be resubmitted.

Any questions?

If you need any more information, please email ACS@pearson.com.

What is the BTEC assignment checking service?

The assignment checking service is a free support service for BTEC centres that's designed to help you ensure that your assignments enable learners to demonstrate appropriate evidence across the required criteria.

The service has been especially useful for programme teams who are relatively new to BTEC and who want to check that their assignments – particularly for new specifications – are fully meeting the requirements of the specification.

Who can use it?

The assignment checking service is available to all approved BTEC centres. You can submit assignments for a maximum of two units per BTEC programme.

How do I submit my assignment?

To submit your assignments, you will need to complete the Assignment Checking Submission form at the top of the page.

  • Be careful to include all the information required and fill out the submission form correctly, as we cannot accept assignments for checking unless all details are complete.
  • Please ensure you read the terms and conditions of this service before submitting the form.

What happens next?

  • A standards verifier will assess your assignment briefs and let you know whether they are fit for purpose or whether they need amending to enable learners to demonstrate appropriate evidence across the required criteria.
  • You can expect to hear from a subject expert by email within 10 working days of your submission.
  • Please note: Once you've received your feedback, this is the end of the assignment checking process. There is no facility for revised assignment briefs to be resubmitted.

Any questions?

If you need any more information, please email ACS@pearson.com.

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