UK BTEC, Work-based learning and Functional Skills assessment arrangements in light of COVID-19

Will learners continuing into next year be eligible for a resubmission opportunity for internally assessed units which have been given a calculated grade?

Why are we required to rank order both completing and non-completing learners?

Do I need to rank order learners who haven’t completed assessments?

Will BTEC exams take place in May and June?

What does Ofqual’s announcement mean for the BTEC suite?

Can I submit my learners’ work to be sampled by a standards verifier?

When should I input learner grades for completed internally assessed units/components?

How will Pearson award grades for incomplete internally assessed unit/s?

How will Pearson award grades for incomplete externally assessed unit/s?

When should I submit award claims?

How will qualification outcomes be awarded?

Will I have the right to appeal my calculated grade?

Will my learners in Year 1 of a two year programme be affected by result calculation?

How will  CPLD or units with Licence to Practise be awarded?  

Should learners continue to complete internal units/components at home and will these be used to calculate a grade?

What about practical units where learners have not yet started/completed the practical elements?

If we are taking the Centre Assessment Grades approach, can we put the learners through the Standards Verification process next year?

Why are you not asking me to provide grades for externally assessed units?

I would like support in providing Centre Assessment Grades and rank ordering.

I would like feedback on assessment decisions for completed work

I have already submitted a full award claim with completed units only, what shall I do now?

What happens if I am running BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Fitness Services qualification?

Can I change my Assessment Plan?

Why are we not being asked to submit a Full Award claim if I am entering grades for all of the (completed and Centre Assessment Grades) internally assessed units?

For centre assessment grades, what will be classed as supporting evidence?

Would any evidence be unacceptable?

For Level 1 and 2, why do I need to make new test bookings when we were previously asked to cancel our paper based and/or on demand test bookings?

Do I need to submit learners we anticipate would not pass the assessment by 31 July?

What is the deadline for making test bookings for Level 1 and 2 tests?

What will the fees be for these test bookings?

If I change my mind and want to withdraw any learners test bookings can I do this?

How will I submit my centre assessment grades?

What is the deadline for submitting centre assessment grades?

What can I do if I do not have any supporting evidence for some of my learners' centre assessment grades?

Do I need to submit centre assessment grades for Speaking, Listening and Communicating?

If my learner has already completed the Speaking, Listening and Communicatng assessment, do I need to submit a centre assessment grade as well?

If my learner has completed either the reading or writing assessment, do I need to submit a centre assessment grade as well?

When will the calculated results be available?

Will we be able to take live tests for Functional Skills?

What does this mean for Speaking and Listening and Standards Verification?

Should we continue with remote Speaking and Listening assessments?

Is the legacy FS certification end date being extended?

Can I register new learners or change existing registrations?

How can we record that we have used supporting evidence for ELFS and ESOL?

Will I need to supply the supporting evidence to Pearson? 

How can we certificate learners if external verification has not been completed yet?

What can I do if I do not have any supporting evidence to support my professional judgement about a centre assessment grade for a learner?

How do I quality assure my centre assessment grades?

What’s changing to standards verification?

How should I submit the sample to my SV? 

Can I submit original work? 

How will  Art & Design, FAD, CPLD or units with practical assessments be verified?  

I am delivering a license to practice course, a qualification with work experience or work placements, how will this be managed? 

On-screen and paper-based assessments

How will Essential Skills qualifications be awarded during the current Covid-19 period where learners have been unable to complete all parts of the assessment?

What is partial completion and how will it work?

What about centres who have not yet been through the EQA process?

What is a calculated result and how will it work?

What about learners who do not receive a pass based on a calculated result?

What about learners due to complete their qualifications between 1 August and 30 November?

What will Pearson do?

How will the four ESW Awarding Bodies approach this consistently?

What will centres have to do?

What evidence will teachers be asked to use to make decisions?

What if there is not enough evidence to provide a Centre Assesment Grade?

Can we give a Centre Assessment Grade to a student based on performances in other units?

How long do we need to keep all evidence from Virtual Assessment Boards that informed our Centre Assessment Grade?

Who should attend the Virtual Assessment Board, and what if relevant staff members cannot attend?

Do I have to use the Virtual Assessment Board template provided?

When do we need to have our Virtual Assessment Board completed by?

Can we tell students the grades we have awarded following our Virtual Assessment Board?

What about practical units where students have not yet started/completed the practical elements?

A students wishes to appeal a 'Centre Assessment Grade' we have awarded, what should we do?

Where a work placement is not mandated in the qualification, what is the minimum amount of work placement which needs to be undertaken?

Where work placement hours are mandated in the qualification, what action should I take if they have been unable to be completed?

Should I claim any unit grades before the External Examiner has conducted their review?

Can I request feedback on assessment decisions for completed work?

Will I be able to appeal the 'Calculated Results'?

For my sectors, identify as Category A, when should External Examiner sampling of student work be completed by?

Does my allocated External Examiner remain the same?

Shall I wait to hear from my allocated External Examiner?

I am allocated to Category A, but cannot provide a sample of student work, what should I do?

I am allocated to Category A, but my students do not finish until next year - can I delay the sampling?

Will we receive an External Examiner report?

Can I change my Assessment Plan?

Where I have an HNC student due to complete this summer, but with the intention to progress to the Level HND in 20/21, do they need to complete and be awarded the HNC this summer?

I am a new centre delivering BTEC Higher Nationals and need some support with these processes, who can I contact for support?