The Arizona Move On Ready Initiative
BTEC: an Introduction
Presented by:
Debbie Cole
Andy Taylor
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What is a BTEC?
BTEC is a work related qualification
suitable for a wide range of students.
They provide a practical, real-world
approach to learning alongside a
theoretical background.
Each BTEC is made up of units.
Students study real-life, work-based case studies and complete
projects and assessments.
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What is BTEC? (cont.)
In order to complete each unit, students
must achieve against a set of outcomes.
The assessment criteria address theory
with practical exercises. The assessment
process is ongoing, so it allows the student
to analyze and improve their own
performance through their course in
much the same way as they would in a
real workplace.
The projects that students undertake form
the basis of their unit results which are
graded as a Pass, a Merit or a Distinction.
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Key facts
Qualifications delivered in 85 countries worldwide
Award more than 1.1 million vocational qualifications
The BTEC portfolio is exclusive to Edexcel including approximately
5000 standard qualifications
More than 200 universities worldwide recognize Edexcel BTEC
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History of BTEC
1960’s
Started life as BEC and TEC (Business Education Council
and Technology Education Council)
1980’s
Merged into BTEC (Business and Technical Education
Council)
1997
Edexcel created by merger of BTEC with ULEAC
(University of London Examinations & Assessment
Council)
2005
Pearson becomes owner
2008
1 million learners a year hit
2010
Latest specifications launched
2015
Next specification update
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BTEC- Opening the doors to career
and postsecondary
BTEC Higher
Nationals Levels
4 and 5
BTEC Firsts for
Level 2 learners
BTEC Nationals
Level 3
GCSE and
iGCSE
A Level (GCE)
Further and /or
Higher
Education
BTEC Entry and
Level 1
‘Classic’ US High School education
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Employment
How do BTEC sizes and levels
work?
1 credit ≈ 6 Guided Learning Hours
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6
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Difficulty
4
Size
3
2
Level
1
ENTRY
AWARD
1 – 12 credits
Size
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CERTIFICATE
13 – 36 credits
DIPLOMA
Above 36 credits
How do BTECs compare to academic
programs?
NCEE Upper
division
NCEE lower
division
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Credit, What are GLH and Learning Time?
Credit is now being used across all levels of vocational qualifications in
the English systems as a “currency”.
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) is a notional measure of the amount of
time when a member of staff is present to give guidance to a learner;
it is not an exact science.
Learning Time is associated with credit and the amount of time the
average learner takes to achieve a passing mark.
Learning time is approximately 10 x that of credit.
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How specifically do Level 3 Nationals
compare?
BTEC Level 3
Nationals
(QCF)
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
180 credits (1080 GLH or 15 hours GLH per week)*
BTEC Level 3 Diploma
120 credits (720 GLH or 10 hours GLH per week)*
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
60 credits (360 GLH or 5 hours GLH per week)*
BTEC Level 3 Certificate
30 credits (180 GLH or 2.5 hours GLH per week)*
* Assumption of 36 week year, course delivered over two years
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= 3 A Level Courses
= 2 A Levels
= 1 A Level
= 1 AS Level (1/2 A Level)
School teaching models used
internationally
Full Vocational Pathway
All teaching time used to deliver vocational and supporting programs,
this would consist of 1 extended diploma plus supporting learning such
as core subjects (math/English/languages/WorkSkills)
Academic/Vocational Mix
A mix of separate programs for which the vocational element would be
up to 50% of learning – normally a diploma sized qualification
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School teaching models used
internationally
Vocational Support for Academic Courses
This is a new model arising in the UK and other countries where
academic subjects are supported by using vocational equivalents as an
introduction to (or side by side with )the academic version. For
example, this model is used extensively in Science and Sports (to
support human Biology and Physical education theory)
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Changes for the US market
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Phase 1 qualifications available for teaching Fall 2013
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Specifications will be localized and translated into American English
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Teacher guides will use US relevant examples
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Standard teacher and student books will continue to be available in
British English for all qualifications
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Which BTECs will be offered through
Move On When Ready?
Phase 1 – Specifications and teacher guides translated and localized:
BTEC
BTEC
BTEC
BTEC
BTEC
Level
Level
Level
Level
Level
3
3
3
3
3
in IT
in Business
Engineering
Applied Science
in Health and Social Care
During this phase, WorkSkills level 2 and level 3 suites will also be
available, though these will not be translated/localized.
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The many flavors of business
Cert.
Subsidiary
Diploma
Diploma
Extended
Diploma
Business
Y
Y
Y
Y
Applied Law
Y
Y
Business (Accounting)
Y
Y
Business (Administration)
Y
Y
Business (Human Resources)
Y
Y
Business (Law)
Y
Y
Business (Logistics)
Y
Y
Business (Management)
Y
Y
Business (Marketing)
Y
Y
Business (Retail)
Y
Y
Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Y
Subject name
Personal and Business Finance
Understanding Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
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Y
Y
Y
The many flavors of engineering
Subject name
Cert.
Subsidiary
Diploma
Aeronautical Engineering
Engineering
Y
Y
Diploma
Extended
Diploma
Y
Y
Y
Y
Aircraft Maintenance
Y
Electrical/Electronic Engineering
Y
Y
Manufacturing Engineering
Y
Y
Mechanical Engineering
Y
Y
Operations and Maintenance Engineering
Y
Y
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The many flavors of science
Subject name
Applied Science
Cert.
Subsidiary
Diploma
Diploma
Extended
Diploma
Y
Y
Y
Y
Applied Science (Applied Biology)
Y
Applied Science (Applied Chemistry)
Y
Applied Science (Applied Physics)
Y
Applied Science (Forensic Science)
Y
Y
Y
Applied Science (Medical Science)
Y
Y
Y
Dental Technology
Y
Pharmaceutical Science
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Y
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Professional Development and
Training
4 day
implementation
training for each
school
Introduction to
BTEC Webinar
Online
Administration
Webinar
Teachers/
Assessors/
Administrators
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Sector/Subject
based events for
teachers/assessors
Supporting resources (for purchase)
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Student Book learner-focused textbook
covering all the mandatory units and four
optional units, in an approachable and
attractive style featuring real work case
studies, student experience, and assignment
tips and activities
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Teaching Resource Pack provides
instructors with complete planning support
through schemes of work, lesson plans and
activities, as well as at-work resources
What does a BTEC Certificate look
like?
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Changes coming in 2015
Key characteristics
- 5 qualification sizes
- Increase in amount of mandatory learning
- External assessment component
- Greater level of support for delivery and learning
- Greater scope for employer engagement
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Case Study – Virgin Group- IT
and Telecoms
•Embedded
BTEC programs
•Functional
skills (math and English) also
delivered
•2
days a week in the classroom and 3
days a week ‘on the job’
•BTECs
delivered: ICT, ICT (Business) and
ICT (Networking and Systems Support)
•At
end of 2 year courses, as long as
successful, a job is guaranteed
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Case Study – Rolls Royce
Aerospace
•Co-developed
program using standard units
from BTEC
•Functional
skills (math and English) also
delivered
•12
months in the ‘classroom’ and then 12
months on the job
•BTECs
delivered: Aeronautical Engineering,
Electrical/Electronic Engineering
•All
learners are employed from start of
program
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Case Study – BT (Formally British telecom)-IT and
Telecoms
•Apprenticeship
•Day
programs
release programs
•Pre-work
•About
•BTECs
Programs
to launch in global operation
delivered: Business and
Management, Customer Services ICT, ICT
(Business), ICT (Networking and Systems
Support), Electrical/Electronic Engineering
and more
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Case Study – Deloitte WorkSkills
•Support
materials developed by Deloitte
based on WorkSkills qualifications includes
Money Skills
•Local
Deloitte offices partake in school
visits and training
•Work
experience (in short bursts) offered
in Deloitte offices
•Joint
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certification awarded
Case Study – McDonalds Work Placement Certificate
•Learner
completing McDonald’s 2 work
experience uses this as working towards a
small WorkSkills qualification
•Provide
the learner with enhanced
employability, improved confidence, new
practical skills, realistic self-assessment
and heightened aspirations
•Some
units, like interview skills, are
completed in school or college before the
placement begins, while others, such as
the Learning from Work placement unit,
are completed upon their return
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US recognition strategy
•Industry
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NCEE
Participating states
• Outreach/presentations to local businesses
• Local business relationships
Pearson colleagues
• Higher Education
• Communications/public outreach
PQI university recognition
• Varying levels of BTEC qualifications are recognized in 50 higher
education institutions in Canada and the US
Support for you
Mentors
MyBTEC
Ask The
Expert
Support
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Support for you - MyBTEC
http://www.thisismybtec.co.uk/#
Available in February 2013:
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Course builder- build mandatory and optional units
Assignment service – examples or checking on your own
Available by end of 2013:
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Resource at a modular level
Progress checker
ePortfolio and more
Support for you – Ask The Expert
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Web-based service
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Allows direct access to senior verifiers
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Sector specific answers to sector specific questions from the sector
experts
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Monitored for response times and linked to FAQs for future use
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Support for you - Mentors
•BTEC
Community is a key part of success
•New
Service for US schools
•Each
school will be offered the chance to take part
•Mentors
will be based in UK or international schools that have been
delivering BTEC
•More
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details to follow….
Lots more information at:
http://www.edexcel.com/international
http://www.edexcel.com/btec/Documents/International-BTEC-QualityAssurance-Handbook-2012-13.pdf
Or feel free to contact us:
[email protected] - US BTEC sales and marketing lead
[email protected] – PQI program management/BTEC ops
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Thank you
Any questions?
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