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  • Learner update: No BTEC external assessments to take place in February or March this year

    No decisions on summer exams yet

    11:30am

    Dear BTEC Learners,

    I appreciate the last week will have been extremely challenging as you tried to understand the implications of the DfE and Ofqual guidance on the vocational exams you were due to sit this January.  We know that for some of you it will have meant your school or college deciding exams would take place, while for others they were cancelled.  We want you to know that since this guidance was issued, we have been consulting very closely with DfE and Ofqual to determine the safest and fairest route forward for you, whatever decision your college or school made. 

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  • Educator update on VTQ assessments

    11:30am

    Dear Colleague,

    I appreciate the last week was extremely challenging as you worked through implications of the Department of Education (DfE) and Ofqual guidance regarding January 2021 vocational exams. Since this guidance was released, we have been consulting very closely with DfE and Ofqual to determine the safest and fairest route forward for you, and your learners.  

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  • BTEC learner update on examinations going ahead - 5 Jan 2021

    Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of a new lockdown and the news that schools and colleges will close to the majority of learners, we have been working with the Department for Education (DfE) to understand what this means for BTEC exams scheduled for January. Our aim has been to bring you the clarity we know you need and deserve, as soon as possible.  

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  • BTEC learner update - 5 Jan 2021

    The DfE has now confirmed that vocational exams, including BTECs, will go ahead in January. We are working with them urgently to understand the implications of this and will share any updates as soon as we have them.

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