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new BTEC NQF level 2 - is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Business studies' started by nikkiball85, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. Hi all,

    This year we have moved to the new BTEC nqf qualification and I'm really not liking it. The students find it boring and hard and the paper work has increased!

    Has anyone started it? Do you like it?

    Has anyone considered offering an alternative vocational business qualification?


  2. We find the work more interesting than the 'old' level two course but the work load is vastly increase. we have no idea how a unit can be covered in 30 teaching hours. We have started unit 1 first and are still only 2/3 of the way through it. look at Zig zag education for some good resources.
  3. I agree with the first post. Our students are finding the content quite difficult. I am considering jumping ship for next year and returning to good old GCSE Business, the question is which exam board?
  4. going grey quickly

    going grey quickly New commenter

    After my group sat the finance test last week I am seriously thinking of not continuing. The example test and the real one are nothing alike; the real one was far more difficult than the example, spec and other level 2 qualifications require.

    Following the notice that was published by Edexcel last week "Centres are also reminded that this test is designed to stretch and challenge learners capable of achieving GCSE grade A-C, and is unlikely to be suitable for Year 9 learners" that there has been a number of complaints regarding the difficulty. (I've been told that the IT one is just as difficult)
  5. bizent

    bizent Star commenter

    Out of interest - how many units are you completing? We are just about ready to sit the exam but I am worried that given we only have a year we are never going to get 4 units done.
  6. going grey quickly

    going grey quickly New commenter

    I am doing units 2, 3 and some of 8 this year with next year finishing off 8 and unit 1 to end with
  7. bizent

    bizent Star commenter

    I take it you are doing it at KS4?
  8. going grey quickly

    going grey quickly New commenter

    yes; doing the award in one option block
  9. I'm thinking the same. Perhaps edexcel?
  10. We are doing unit 3 & 8 this year. Next year doing 1 & 2. If you jump ship what would you do instead?
  11. going grey quickly

    going grey quickly New commenter

    I'm not sure; going to have a good look around but whilst I like Edexcel GCSE the unit 3 paper would be too much for some of my students
  12. bizent

    bizent Star commenter

    We have binned it and are now following the IFS Cert in Personal Finance
  13. JohnAdamsonOCR

    JohnAdamsonOCR New commenter

  14. I been working on the 'old' BTEC Level 2 and just seen the new spec. Anyone know if I can continue with the old spec or am I required to go to the new spec. Email me john.tsang@hotmail.co.uk. Also like opinions please
  15. doomzebra

    doomzebra Occasional commenter

    No, you must move to the new qualifications from Sep 2014.


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