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  • International Day of Sport for Development and Peace and BTEC Sport

    Today is International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, a day which celebrates the positive role sport and physical activity play in communities and in people’s lives across the globe. 

    We have spoken to three members of Bristol Sport Foundation, to find out how sport has had an impact on their local community and how the BTEC in Sport course they studied helped them on their career journeys, amplifying the power of sport and physical activity and BTEC’s position in providing a pathway to opportunity and betterment for the sector.  

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  • When to speak to us about your HTQ submission

    Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs) Consent Grid

    Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs) are new qualifications which require approval from the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education (IfATE). Pearson, as well as other institutions in England, submit qualifications to IfATE in cycles: the first focused on digital subjects and our HND in Computing (2022) was awarded HTQ status in that round.  

    Higher education providers with and without validating powers can be involved in the approval and delivery of Higher Technical Qualifications. We’ve outlined some of the ways institutions can engage with us in this article, and the consent grid document.

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  • What are Higher Technical Qualifications?

    Higher Technical Qualifications, or HTQs, are technical qualifications that are at the higher education level. The BTEC Higher Nationals qualifications (HNs), which are already developed in collaboration with industry, are submitted to be recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) as Higher Technical Qualifications.

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  • Celebrating women in STEM: from a BTEC to a career in nuclear medicine

    As part of International Women's Day on 8 March 2022, we want to celebrate women who work and study in STEM sectors.Our goal is to make an education and career in STEM achievable for everyone. By sharing stories of inspiring role-models we can help make this a reality.

    Hear from Becky, a Diagnostic and Imaging Scientist

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