To ensure our qualifications meet the needs of employers and universities and reflect changing industry needs, we have started the redevelopment process for the BTEC Higher Nationals in Business.
Share your thoughts about this qualification in our survey so we can ensure that we address any issues and opportunities in the revalidation process. *The survey closes on 28 February.

This qualification is designed to help students secure the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to succeed in higher education and successfully progress on to the BTEC Higher Nationals in Business.
We're looking for centres interested in being part of a pilot study for developing transition resources for this qualification. Email us at if you'd like to get involved.

Students who have completed our BTEC Higher Nationals in Business can apply for exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) foundation and professional papers. Exemptions are available for:
Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business (Accounting and Finance) Exemptions are also available for the QCF suite and you can view all of the HN exemptions on the ACCA calculator .

- Go to HN Global to download new Example Assessment Briefs for BTEC Higher Nationals in Business.

- We've just released an updated specification for BTEC Higher Nationals in Agriculture (issue 3). The changes are clearly listed in a summary table.

We continue developing content which both students and tutors will find useful. Some are generic, like our Study Resources , and others are specific to qualification subject. So far we have released this for:
- Performing Arts
- Music
- Healthcare
- But more will be released soon. If you'd like to share your feedback about these resources, or make a suggestion, please let us know!

The BTEC Awards are a great way to shine a light on exceptional students, tutors who strive for the best, and to recognise a college that is doing great things.
Nominations are open, closing on Friday, 3 April. Submit your nomination today! Our updated form will make it easier and quicker to complete the process.

We've seen great success in centres adopting HN Online to deliver BTEC Higher Nationals in Business using blended learning, and we're scheduled to launch HN Online for our Engineering qualifications this September.
Find out more, hear from the content co-creators, and get a sneak peak of the new platform at our big reveal webinar in April!

HN Online is helping transform traditional HE delivery in colleges from fully face to face to a blended delivery model, as well as recruit learners from diverse backgrounds who want to access HE in a flexible way. Contact us at to start the conversation.

Bryden Wood directors Jaimie Johnston and Jami Cresser-Brown discuss transforming the design and construction sector, and the new and wide-ranging opportunities available to the next generation of recruits. Read the full article

- We held an Engineering Skills forum in December! (We updated the page and published a new video)
- Deadline for submitting your APMR is 13 February. Need to talk to someone? Email
- MLN requests submitted now until the end of this academic year will be considered late and therefore subject to the new late fee.
- Our Student Survey is currently scheduled to launch on 7 April 2020.