We appreciate just how busy it is for schools and colleges at this time, so we will only send bulletins when we have important or useful updates.
This edition has a focus on supporting you to make sure all the essential administration tasks for BTEC internal and external assessment are completed.
We know many of you will have seen the update from the Department for Education published on 11 May, outlining the provisional list of technical qualifications that would be in scope for defunding from 1 August 2024 in England only. Learners from other UK nations will not be impacted. You can read Pearson’s full response to this announcement.
You can find guidance on managing external assessments, including absences, on our main 2021/22 Teaching and Assessment pages.
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.
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