Welcome to Issue 38 of the VQ Bulletin. Timetabled assessments for the January 2022 BTEC assessment series have now completed and we have been delighted to see so many learners take their assessments as expected. Many centres will shortly be commencing the February BTEC Tech Award external assessment series, and we wish you all the best for the running of these assessments.
We want to take this opportunity to give a massive thank you to everyone who signed the #ProtectStudentChoice petition – it achieved over 108,000 signatures, a fantastic result that demonstrates the depth of support for BTEC. All petitions that gain over 100,000 signatures must be considered for a debate in Parliament. We will update further when we know the outcome of this process.
In the meantime, please be reassured that you can continue to teach your L3 BTECs with confidence in 2022/23 and 2023/24 and only some BTEC qualifications will be affected in 2024/25. More detail can be found on page 7 of our educator guide.
As always, we have a large selection of Knowledge Articles that have been designed to help Exams Officers and Quality Nominees. You can look through our most-viewed articles or use the search bar to help you find the specific information you’re looking for.
We do not plan to send a VQ Bulletin next week, so you can expect the next edition after the half term break, towards the end of February.
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