BTEC EDEXCEL

Report
24th Linking London’s Event:
Access to HE Diploma and
BTEC level 3
The agenda
Existing and Revised BTEC Suite
BTEC 2010 Suite
National Qualification Framework
(NQF)
Qualification Credit
Framework (CQF)
BTEC HNCs and BTEC HNDs
Level 5 (HND) BTEC
Higher Nationals
4
3
BTEC National Awards, Certificates
and Diplomas
2
BTECT First Certificates and
Diplomas
1
BTEC Introductory Certificates
and Diplomas
Entry
BTEC Certificates in Life
Skills/Skills for Working Life
Level 4 BTEC HNC
BTEC Nationals
BTEC Firsts
BTEC Foundation Learning
BTEC Foundation Learning
Levels 1-7 Awards, Certificates and Diplomas
(BTEC Specialist Qualifications)
5
Existing BTEC Suite
Levels 1-7 BTEC Awards, Certificates and
Diplomas (BTEC Short Course Qualifications)
Levels
Purpose of Gaining QCF Accreditation
Builds a portfolio based on credit
Personalises learning
Allows learners to work at their own pace
Credit can be transferred between institution and work
Allows employers greater transparency and flexibility
Allows smaller chunks of learning
How the QCF BTECs fit in the Framework
Stand-alone
qualifications
BTEC Level 2
Firsts, BTEC Level
3 BTEC Nationals &
BTEC Level 4/5
Higher Nationals
BTEC
qualifications as
Technical
Certificates
within
Apprenticeships
BTEC
qualifications as
Additional and
Specialist
Learning alongside
Diplomas
Bank of BTEC
Entry and Level 1
Vocational units
as part of the
Foundation
Learning
BTEC Level 1-7
Specialist
qualifications
linked to SSC
priorities
The BTEC First and Nationals from 2010
How does credit affect BTEC Firsts and
BTEC Nationals in the QCF?
The qualifications are made up
of units, and each unit is
allocated ‘credits’ and Guided
Learning Hours (GLH)
Each QCF BTEC qualification
is sized in terms of the
number of credits (not units,
as in the NQF)
5 credit units have 30
GLH; 10 credit units have
60 GLH
Credit is based on
Learning Time;
supervised and
independent study
GLH (Guided Learning Hours) will
continue to be used for planning
and funding purposes
BTEC Level 2 First and BTEC Level 3
National titles are changing
BTEC Level 2 Firsts
and BTEC Level 3
Nationals
The new BTEC
qualifications
need to be on the
QCF by 1
September 2010
Titles on the QCF will
change, due to the QCF
rules
QCF Sizes and Levels
– Why the titles have changed
8
7
Level
6
5
4
3
2
1
ENTRY
Level
AWARD
CERTIFICATE
DIPLOMA
1 – 12 credits
13 – 36 credits
Above 36 credits
Size
QCF Revised Titles with Equivalences from
September 2010
Level 2
BTEC Firsts
(NQF)
Level 2 BTEC First Diploma
6 units (360 GLH)
Level 2 BTEC First Certificate
3 units (180 GLH)
BTEC Level
2 Firsts
(QCF)
= 4 GCSEs A*-C
BTEC Level 2 Diploma
60 credits (360 GLH)
= 4 GCSEs A*-C
= 2 GCSEs A*-C
BTEC Level 2 Extended
Certificate 30 credits (180
GLH)
= 2 GCSEs A*-C
BTEC Level 2 Certificate
15 credits (90 GLH)
= 1 GCSE A*-C
QCF Revised Titles with Equivalences from
September 2010
Level 3
BTEC
Nationals
(NQF)
Level 3 BTEC National Diploma
18 units (1080 GLH)
Level 3 BTEC National
Certificate
12 units (720 GLH)
Level 3 BTEC National Award
6 units (360 GLH)
BTEC Level
3 Nationals
(QCF)
= 3 A Levels
BTEC Level 3 Extended
Diploma
180 credits (1080 GLH)
= 3 A Levels
= 2 A Levels
BTEC Level 3 Diploma
120 credits (720 GLH)
= 2 A Levels
= 1 A Level
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary
Diploma
60 credits (360 GLH)
= 1 A Level
BTEC Level 3 Certificate
30 credits (180 GLH)
= 1 AS Level
The QCF BTEC Level 2 and 3 qualifications
remain fully benchmarked
They are highly specialist and underpin the
relevant National Occupational Standards
Continues funding is ensured by accreditation
onto the QCF
On Performance Tables (SCAAT points)
BTEC
QCF
BTEC L2 Firsts equivalent to GCSEs (A*-C)
BTEC L3 Nationals equivalent to A Levels
BTEC L3 National on the UCAS Tariff
Unit Changes At A Glance
What’s Staying
the Same
What’s Getting Better
Retain the
key qualities
of BTEC
Outline
learning
plans
Suggested
assignments
in each unit
Improved
grading grids
/ assessment
guidance
Specialist
and highly
work-related
Variety of
support
materials
Functional
Skills
mapped
PLTS
opportunities
identified
Qualification
Structure:
Previously ‘core units’
Mandatory units
Previously ‘specialist units’
Optional Units
Unit Structure
Unit Title
Unit Number; Full Title; Unit Code; QCF Level; Credit Value; Guided Learning
Hours
Aim and Purpose &
Unit Introduction
Synopsis of the unit, its aims, relation to the industry, typical learning and
assessment; skills, techniques, understanding gained, etc
Learning Outcomes
What the learner will be able to do having completed the unit through
teaching and assessment
Unit Content
Assessment and
Grading Criteria
Range of delivery (skills, practitioners, techniques, processes, etc) and
assessment evidence required to meet the Learning Outcomes and related
Grading Criteria
Contextualised descriptors of what (evidence) the learner must demonstrate
to achieve the unit. To meet all the Learning Outcomes, all the Pass criteria
must be achieved. Qualitative improvement (grading) is reflected in the Merit
and Distinction criteria.
Unit Structure
Essential Guidance
for Tutors: Delivery
Detailed guidance on approaches to delivery suggesting methods, resources,
learner activities, tutor roles, etc
Essential Guidance
for Tutors: Outline
Learning Plan (OLP)
A suggested scheme of delivery
Essential Guidance
for Tutors:
Assessment
Detailed amplification of scope, range and quality of evidence required to
meet the unit assessment and grading criteria
Essential Guidance
for Tutors:
Programme of
Suggested
Assignments
Suggested programme to cover the Pass, Merit and Distinction criteria and
linked to the OLP above
Other information
Links to other units for programme planning purposes
Delivery of PLTS
Functional Skills opportunities
Information timelines
Timescales for implementation
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
BTEC QCF Accreditation
Phased implementation of FL
GCE
GCSE
Diploma
Phase 1
Sept 08
Phase 2
Sept 09
Phase 3
Sept 10
Functional Skills
Pilots (all subjects)
Sept 07
English & ICT roll-out
Sept 09
Full entitlement
2013
BTEC Re-accreditation Timeline
Final specifications
or draft units
available on
website
Autumn
2009
Printed
specifications
available
Winter ’09
Spring ‘10
Sector specific
launch Events
Spring
2010
Spring ’10
Summer ‘10
TFE Events
Accreditation and Approval for QCF BTEC
Existing centres will be automatically approved
NQF Level 2 BTEC Firsts and Level 3 BTEC Nationals
accredited to 31 December 2010
All registrations from 1 September 2010 must be on the
new QCF version
Level 2 BTEC Firsts – last certification 31 August 2012
Level 3 BTEC Nationals – last certification 31 August 2013
Enhanced Quality Assurance for BTECs on
the QCF from September 2010
BTEC provision will be Principal Sectors, and each includes
a number of Principal Sector Areas
All programmes will be treated as a Principal Sector for
accreditation and standards verification purposes
Annual visit by Centre Quality Reviewer through Quality
Review and Development process
Standards in every programme
Accreditation of Lead Internal Verifiers (confidence in
assessing to the standards)
Standards Verification (checking practice, supporting
standards)
Lead Internal Verifier role
Has authority to oversee assessment outcomes and ensure
the standardisation of assessment through internal
verification systems
Must be directly involved in the assessment, delivery and
internal verification of programmes
Coordinates across assessors and other IVs within a
Principal Sector
There is one Lead IV for each Principal Sector Areas
Accreditation of Lead Internal Verifier
Attends free-of-charge induction
Undertakes Online Standardisation activity via OSCA2 –
accessed through Edexcel Online
If successful the Lead IV is accredited with Edexcel for up
to 3 years and the Principal Sector will be randomly
sampled by an Edexcel BTEC Standards Verifier
If Lead IV is unsuccessful an Edexcel BTEC Standards
Verifier will undertake external verification
Benefits of Accreditation and Standards
Verification
The Accreditation of Lead
Internal Verifiers gives
confidence in assessing to
the standards
Supports and leads
quality within the
centre with a sector
specific focus
Standards Verification
ensures the centre is
operating quality
assurance and is
assessing to the right
standards
Standardisation and Sampling
5
Regional Quality
Manager Visit
4
Standards
Verification 2nd
Sample
3
Standards
Verification 1st
Sample
1
Lead IV registers
& completes
OSCA2
Certification
Released
Yes
2
Green Pool (3 yrs)
with some
Sampling
BTEC Resources for 2010
From the BTEC team, for BTEC learners.
Inspire all. learners
Student Books
All the knowledge and learning your
students need for the core and most
popular optional units.
Top tips from the BTEC experts
Edexcel’s Assignment tips,
written and verified by
experts in the BTEC team.
Assessment activities and
grading criteria.
Case studies and advice
from former BTEC
learners
Raise attainment
Teaching Resource Packs
Closely mapped to the Student books and
covering mandatory and optional units.
Provide the tools, time and freedom you
need to create inspiring lessons and a
rich, varied delivery programme.
Fully editable Schemes of Work, lesson
plans and activity sheets
mean you can adapt these
ideas to suit you and your
learners.
Engage-StimulateMotivate:
the rich digital @t Work
content brings vocational
learning to life with
visually engaging
resources.
Teach BTEC - www.btec.co.uk/resources
Specification
Pack
Teaching
Introduction
Units
at a
CD-ROM
BTEC
Support
BTEC
Specification
glance
Website: www.btec.co.uk
Information
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www.edexcel.com/2010btecnationals
Latest sector-specific FAQs and information via the subject page on
the website
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Regional Curriculum Development Manager

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