NNUAL BTEC BENCHMARKING STATISTICS
Once we have completed all the enquiries and appeals for the 2009/10 BTEC qualifications, we willpublish the aggregated benchmarking grade boundary statistics to assist centres seeking to benchmarktheir learner achievements against national rates.This information will be available by the end of October 2010 for the following qualifications whichhave an overall grade:
BTEC First Certificates and Diplomas
BTEC National Awards, Certificates and Diplomas
BTEC Introductory Certificates and Diplomas
BTEC Entry Level Certificates in Life Skills and Skills for Working Life
BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
ATEST ON 2010 FUNDING
With so much going on in the area of vocational qualification reform, we have put together some Q&Asin order to clarify the funding situation for the qualifications you provide. The Q&As cover both short-term questions about which qualifications will be funded in September 2010, and some more generalquestions about how qualifications are identified for funding, the future plans for BTEC, and theimpact of the QCF on funding for the main BTEC qualifications.Centres offering provision to post-16 learners may be experiencing a few difficulties at the momentaccessing information about what qualifications are eligible for funding. The reason for the difficultiesis that the Learning Aim Database (LAD) isn’t yet fully up to date.
helps you determine if your qualification will be funded even if it isn’t yet on the LAD.You may be aware that the way qualifications are approved for 14-19 learners and post-19 learners(Train to Gain and Adult Learner Responsive funding) has changed.
explains these changes.Funding for the BTEC qualifications changed with the introduction of the QCF.
explains thechanges and Edexcel’s response to them. It also confirms the future of BTEC qualifications. At thetime of writing, the new Department for Education (DfE) has yet to announce any funding criteria for14-19 qualifications beyond 2012, but we are confident that BTECs will continue to be the vocationalqualification of choice in schools, colleges and training providers. With that in mind, we will continueto develop the BTEC qualification suite with confidence.
shows you where you can find further funding advice and guidance.The information is based on the funding situation as it stands today. These Q&As will be kept up todate with any future developments. The funding Q&As can be found on our website:
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edition of the BTEC Bulletin was prepared by Michael Hewens – 29 September 2010