Updates to BTEC external assessment: our resources

BTEC qualifications are reviewed on a regular basis and may be updated in the future. Any such updates that affect the content of our published resources will be outlined here.

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BTEC Nationals

Revise BTEC National Animal Management Revision Guide (with ActiveBook) - ISBN 9781292150000

April 2020
Please note that for Unit 3: Animal Welfare and Ethics it's important to be aware of the latest relevant legislation relating to animal welfare in the year of your assessment. Legislation does change on an ongoing basis, so please note that examples of legislation referenced in the book are given to demonstrate potential application only. These examples may have been superseded by alternative legislation since the date of publication.

 

Revise BTEC National Animal Management Revision Workbook (with ActiveBook) - ISBN 9781292149998

April 2020
Please note that for Unit 3: Animal Welfare and Ethics it's important to be aware of the latest relevant legislation relating to animal welfare in the year of your assessment. Legislation does change on an ongoing basis, so please note that examples of legislation referenced in the book are given to demonstrate potential application only. These examples may have been superseded by alternative legislation since the date of publication.

BTEC National Applied Law student book + Active book - ISBN 9781292193533

There are currently no updates to this title.

 

Revise BTEC National Applied Law Revision Guide (with ActiveBook) - ISBN 9781292221656

There are currently no updates to this title.

 

BTEC Level 3 Nationals Applied Science Student Book 1 - ISBN 9781292134093

There are currently no updates to this title.

 

 

 

BTEC Level 3 Nationals Applied Science Student Book 2 - ISBN 9781292134130

There are currently no updates to this title.

 

 

 

 

Revise BTEC National Applied Science Revision Guide (second edition) - ISBN 9781292327648
The second edition has been produced to reflect the additional guidance documents made available to help centres understand the depth to which they need to teach the specification content for Units 1 and 5. These documents are available on the Pearson qualifications website under 'External assessment' and 'Content support'.

December 2017
There were clarifications to the essential content for Unit 1, for which learners need to know about ECGs (electrocardiograms) rather than EEGs (electroencephalograms). An update has been made to page 12 of this title to reflect this and the new page 12 is available here for reference. This change is reflected in the second and subsequent print runs of this title.*

If you have an old (first) edition of this title (ISBN 9781292150048) we will happily replace this for you with our latest stock. Please contact customer services through our support portal.

 

Revise BTEC National Applied Science Revision Workbook Second Edition - ISBN 9781292258171

September 2018
Additional guidance documents have now been made available to help centres understand the depth to which they need to teach the specification content for Units 1 and 5. These documents are available on the Pearson qualifications website under 'External assessment' and 'Content support'.

Previous Edition
While Pearson makes every effort to ensure our publications are of the highest standards, we identified that this first edition (ISBN 9781292150031) contained some errors. As a result, we recalled the book, while we reviewed it and made the necessary changes. If you purchased this first edition of the title, directly with us, we will send you a replacement copy free of charge. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

If you have any further queries, please contact customer services on 0845 313 6666 or email customersolutions@pearson.com.

 

 

*To check what print run you own, look for the imprint page in your book (starting 'Published by Pearson Education Limited...' in small text). Check the second line of numbers printed underneath 'First published 2017' on this page. The line of numbers starts with '10' and will end with the number of the print run you own. For example, if the line ends with '2', you own the second print run (the first reprint).

BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 1 + Activebook - ISBN 9781292126241

April 2017
There were changes made to this title in light of DfE feedback on Unit 2. Click here for more details. These changes are reflected in the third and subsequent print runs of this title.*

 

BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 2 + Activebook - ISBN 9781292126258

April 2017
There were changes made to this title in light of DfE feedback on Units 6 and 7. Click here for more details. These changes are reflected in the second and subsequent print runs of this title.*

 

REVISE BTEC National Business Revision Guide (with ActiveBook) - ISBN 9781292230566

Please note that for Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance it's important to be aware of changes made in the latest Specification and Sample Assessment Materials.

January 2018
There were some minor clarifications to the assessment for Unit 7 where learners will be asked to create a 'formal report' rather than a 'business plan in the style of a formal report', which is in line with the current mark scheme requirements. This affects page 167 (and corresponding answer on page 182) where reference should now be to a 'formal report' rather than a 'business plan'. However, the outcome itself has not changed. These updates will be reflected in the second and subsequent print runs of the second edition (ISBN 9781292230566).*

April 2017
There were changes required to old first edition of this title in light of DfE feedback on Units 2, 6 and 7. Click here for more details. These updates are reflected in the first and subsequent print runs of the second edition (ISBN 9781292230566).*

Previous edition
If you have an old (first) edition of this title (ISBN 9781292150123) we will happily replace this for you with our latest stock of the second edition (ISBN 9781292230566). Please call customer services on 0845 313 6666 or email customersolutions@pearson.com.

 

REVISE BTEC National Business Revision Workbook - ISBN 9781292150116

Please note that for Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance it's important to be aware of changes made in the latest Specification and Sample Assessment Materials.

January 2018
There were some minor clarifications to the assessment for Unit 7 where learners will be asked to create a 'formal report' rather than a 'business plan in the style of a formal report', which is in line with the current mark scheme requirements. This affects pages 113, 114, 118, 129, 130, 131 and 136 (and the corresponding answer pages) where reference should now be to a 'formal report' rather than a 'business plan'. However, the outcome itself has not changed. These changes will be reflected in the second and subsequent print runs of this title.*

 

 

REVISE BTEC National Business Unit 2 Practice Assessments Plus - ISBN 9781292256665

There are currently no updates to this title.

 

 

Revise BTEC National Business Unit 3 Practice Assessments Plus - ISBN 9781292256672

Please note that for Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance it's important to be aware of changes made in the latest Specification and Sample Assessment Materials.

 

 

 

*To check what print run you own, look for the imprint page in your book (starting 'Published by Pearson Education Limited...' in small text). Check the second line of numbers printed underneath 'First published 2017' on this page. The line of numbers starts with '10' and will end with the number of the print run you own. For example, if the line ends with '2', you own the second print run (the first reprint).

BTEC National Children's Play, Learning and Development Student Book + ActiveBook - ISBN 9781292133621

April 2017
There were changes made to this title in light of DfE feedback on Units 1 and 2. Click here for more details. These changes are reflected in the second and subsequent print runs of this title.*

 

REVISE BTEC National Children's Play, Learning and Development Revision Guide (with ActiveBook) - ISBN 9781292230474

January 2019
There have been updates to Unit 2 and Unit 4 in light of updated legislation with the Data Protection Act 2018, as well as updates to the Sample Assessment Material (SAM) for Unit 4, in response to DfE feedback. Please refer to the latest Specification and Sample Assessment Materials on the Pearson qualifications website for further details.

Previous edition
If you have an old (first) edition of this title (ISBN 9781292150161) we will happily replace this for you with our latest stock of the second edition (ISBN 9781292230474). Please call customer services on 0845 313 6666 or email customersolutions@pearson.com.

 

REVISE BTEC National Children's Play, Learning and Development Revision Workbook - ISBN 9781292230573

January 2019
There have been updates to Unit 2 and Unit 4 in light of updated legislation with the Data Protection Act 2018, as well as updates to the Sample Assessment Material (SAM) for Unit 4, in response to DfE feedback. Please refer to the latest Specification and Sample Assessment Materials on the Pearson qualifications website for further details.

Previous edition
If you have an old (first) edition of this title (ISBN 9781292150154) we will happily replace this for you with our latest stock of the second edition (ISBN 9781292230573). Please call customer services on 0845 313 6666 or email customersolutions@pearson.com.

 

 

*To check what print run you own, look for the imprint page in your book (starting 'Published by Pearson Education Limited...' in small text). Check the second line of numbers printed underneath 'First published 2017' on this page. The line of numbers starts with '10' and will end with the number of the print run you own. For example, if the line ends with '2', you own the second print run (the first reprint).

BTEC National Computing Student Book +ActiveBook - ISBN 9781292166926

There are currently no updates to this title

 

 

REVISE BTEC National Computing Revision Guide (with ACtiveBook) - ISBN 9781292150208

There are currently no updates to this title

 

 

REIVSE BTEC National Computing Revision Workbook - ISBN 9781292150192

There are currently no updates to this title

 

 

BTEC Nationals Construction Student Book + Activebook - ISBN 9781292184043

There are currently no updates to this title.

BTEC Nationals Engineering Student Book + Activebook - ISBN 9781292141008

Please note that Section D2 Thermodynamic systems has been removed from the specification. For customers who have purchased copies of the book prior to the third reprint, pages 38-44 are now no longer required for the specification. On page 45 Assessment Practice 1.4 parts 2 and 3 are no longer required. On page 72 of the Getting Ready for Assessment Feature, the first worked example is no longer relevant.

April 2017
There were changes made to this title in light of DfE feedback on Units 3 and 6. Click here for more details. These changes are reflected in the second and subsequent print runs of this title.*

 

REVISE BTEC National Engineering Revision Guide (with ActiveBook) - ISBN 9781292150284

September 2019
The following updates have been made to the specification content for Unit 6, Microcontroller Systems for Engineers.

A1 Control Hardware: Hardware device family updated to additionally include: Hardware device family: ARM® Cortex, STM32™, Software Integrated Development Environment (IDE): Arm® Mbed™, Programming language: C or C++

A2 Input devices: the following sensors have been added to content: reed switch, inductive and capacitive proximity sensors, passive infra-red (PIR)
A Certificate in Engineering is now also offered of 180 GLH, including Unit 1 Engineering Principles and Unit 2 Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team.

Please refer to the latest Specification and Sample Assessment Materials on the Pearson qualifications website for further details.

December 2017
There have been changes to the essential content for Unit 1 in which Topic D2 Thermodynamic systems has been removed. In addition, the Sections in the assessment for Unit 1 have been simplified and are: Section A - Applied Mathematics; Section B - Mechanical Principles; and Section C - Electrical / Electronic Principles. Section C no longer targets synopticity as a discrete element. The formulae and constants booklet has also been updated in the Sample Assessment Material. These changes affect pages 32 onwards in this title (and corresponding answer pages) and are reflected in the third and subsequent print runs of this title.*

 

REVISE BTEC National Engineering Revision Workbook - ISBN 9781292150277

September 2019
The following updates have been made to the specification content for Unit 6, Microcontroller Systems for Engineers.

A1 Control Hardware: Hardware device family updated to additionally include: Hardware device family: ARM® Cortex, STM32™, Software Integrated Development Environment (IDE): Arm® Mbed™, Programming language: C or C++

A2 Input devices: the following sensors have been added to content: reed switch, inductive and capacitive proximity sensors, passive infra-red (PIR)
A Certificate in Engineering is now also offered of 180 GLH, including Unit 1 Engineering Principles and Unit 2 Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team.

Please refer to the latest Specification and Sample Assessment Materials on the Pearson qualifications website for further details.

December 2017
There have been changes to the essential content for Unit 1 in which Topic D2 Thermodynamic systems has been removed. In addition, the Sections in the assessment for Unit 1 have been simplified and are: Section A - Applied Mathematics; Section B - Mechanical Principles; and Section C - Electrical / Electronic Principles. Section C no longer targets synopticity as a discrete element. The formulae and constants booklet has also been updated in the Sample Assessment Material. Changes that reflect these updates are contained in the second and subsequent print runs of this title.*

 

 

*To check what print run you own, look for the imprint page in your book (starting 'Published by Pearson Education Limited...' in small text). Check the second line of numbers printed underneath 'First published 2017' on this page. The line of numbers starts with '10' and will end with the number of the print run you own. For example, if the line ends with '2', you own the second print run (the first reprint).

BTEC Nationals Information Technology Student Book 1 + Activebook - ISBN 9781292140414

There are currently no updates to this title.

 

 

 

REVISE BTEC National Information Technology Revision Guide (with ActiveBook) - ISBN 9781292299099

August 2019
There have been some minor updates to the model of assessment for Unit 2. Please refer to the latest Specification and Sample Assessment Materials on the Pearson qualifications website for further details.

February/March 2019
For Unit 1 and 2 learners should always make reference to the very latest data protection legislation in their responses. The Data Protection Act 2018, which supplements the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is currently the latest and changes have been made to the third edition of the Revision Guide to reflect this.

For Unit 2, learners will now need to produce and submit electronic evidence of entity relationship diagrams for their database in the form of screenprints. Amends have been made to reflect this in the third edition of the Revision Guide.

For Unit 2, references to data dictionaries in the Revision Guide have now been updated to 'table designs' to reflect changes to the assessment. On pages 85 – 86 of the third edition, learners are now guided to produce their database table designs electronically, and to produce evidence of them as screenprints, rather than as data dictionaries.

For Unit 2, references to 'design documentation' have been removed from the third edition of the Revision Guide as students are no longer required to produce such documentation as part of their actual assessment.

For Unit 2, learners no longer produce logs of testing the whole system, but submit screenprints of a test log and tests for input forms. Amends have been made to the third edition of the Revision Guide to reflect this. Changes have also been made to the third edition to reflect the fact that learners no longer need to add annotations to any of their screenprints.

Second edition
If you have an old (second) edition of this title (ISBN 9781292230504) we will happily replace this for you with our latest stock. Please contact customer services through our support portal.

First edition
If you have an old (first) edition of this title (ISBN 9781292150369) we will happily replace this for you with our latest stock. Please contact customer services through our support portal.

 

REVISE BTEC National Information Technology Revision Workbook - ISBN 9781292230597

August 2019
There have been some minor updates to the model of assessment for Unit 2. Please refer to the latest Specification and Sample Assessment Materials on the Pearson qualifications website for further details.

Previous edition
If you have an old (first) edition of this title (ISBN 9781292150352) we will happily replace this for you with our latest stock of the second edition (ISBN 9781292230597). Please contact customer services through our support portal.

 

 

*To check what print run you own, look for the imprint page in your book (starting 'Published by Pearson Education Limited...' in small text). Check the second line of numbers printed underneath 'First published 2017' on this page. The line of numbers starts with '10' and will end with the number of the print run you own. For example, if the line ends with '2', you own the second print run (the first reprint).

BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 1 + ActiveBook - ISBN 9781292126012

There are currently no updates to this title.

 

 

 

 

BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 2 + ActiveBook - ISBN 9781292126029

April 2017
There were changes made to this title in light of DfE feedback on Unit 4. Click here for more details. These changes are reflected in the third and subsequent print runs of this title.*

 

REVISE BTEC National Health and Social Care Revision Guide (with ActiveBook) - ISBN 9781292230443

January 2019
There have been updates to Unit 4 in light of updated legislation with the Data Protection Act 2018, as well as updates to the Sample Assessment Material (SAM) for Unit 4, in response to DfE feedback. Please refer to the latest Specification and Sample Assessment Materials on the Pearson qualifications website for further details.

December 2018
Coverage of the organisation NICE has been removed from the specification for Unit 2. Reference to this organisation has therefore been removed from pages 88, 89, and 90 of the Revision Guide Additionally, as a result of removal from the specification for Unit 2, references to the following organisations have been removed from the Revision Guide: page 88: Public Health England (PHE); page 89: The Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW), Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales (Estyn); page 90: Public Health Agency, The National Institute for Health and Education Inspectorate; page 92: The Royal College of Nursing. Also, an update was made to correct the types of bone on page 130. Changes will be reflected in the third and subsequent print runs of the second edition (ISBN 9781292230443).*

December 2017/January 2018
An update was made to correct the location of the oblique muscles (in the abdomen) on the diagram on page 134 which will be reflected in the second and subsequent print runs of the second edition (ISBN 9781292230443)*.

April 2017
There were changes required to old first edition of this title in light of DfE feedback on Unit 4. Click here for more details. These updates are reflected in the first and subsequent print runs of the second edition (ISBN 9781292230443).*

First edition
If you have an old (first) edition of this title (ISBN 9781292150321) we will happily replace this for you with our latest stock of the third edition (ISBN 9781292299075). Please call customer services on 0845 313 6666 or email customersolutions@pearson.com.

 

REVISE BTEC National Health and Social Care Revision Workbook - ISBN 9781292230580

January 2019
There have been updates to Unit 4 in light of updated legislation with the Data Protection Act 2018, as well as updates to the Sample Assessment Material (SAM) for Unit 4, in response to DfE feedback. Please refer to the latest Specification and Sample Assessment Materials on the Pearson qualifications website for further details.

April 2017
There were changes required to old first edition of this title in light of DfE feedback on Unit 4. Click here for more details. These updates are reflected in the first and subsequent print runs of the second edition (ISBN 9781292230580).*

First edition
If you have an old (first) edition of this title (ISBN 9781292150314) we will happily replace this for you with our latest stock of the third edition (ISBN 9781292299082). Please call customer services on 0845 313 6666 or email customersolutions@pearson.com.

 

REVISE BTEC National Health and Social Care Unit 1 Practice Assessments Plus - ISBN 9781292256689

There are currently no updates to this title.

 

 

REVISE BTEC National Health and Social Care Unit 2 Practice Assessments Plus - ISBN 9781292256696

There are currently no updates to this title.

 

 

*To check what print run you own, look for the imprint page in your book (starting 'Published by Pearson Education Limited...' in small text). Check the second line of numbers printed underneath 'First published 2017' on this page. The line of numbers starts with '10' and will end with the number of the print run you own. For example, if the line ends with '2', you own the second print run (the first reprint).

BTEC Tech Award Performing Arts Acting Teaching Pack Download - ISBN 9781292201023

There are currently no updates to this title.

 

 

 

BTEC Tech Award Performing Arts Dance Teaching Pack Download - ISBN 9781292201016

There are currently no updates to this title.

 

 

 

BTEC Tech Award Performing Arts Musical Theatre Teaching Pack Download - ISBN 9781292201030

There are currently no updates to this title.

 

 

 

REVISE BTEC Tech Award Performing Arts Revision Guide (with ActiveBook) - ISBN 9781292245621

There are currently no updates to this title.

BTEC Nationals Sport Student Book 1 + Activebook - ISBN 9781292134000

April 2017
There were changes made to this title in light of DfE feedback on Unit 2. Click here for more details. These changes are reflected in the second and subsequent print runs of this title.*

 

BTEC Nationals Sport Student Book 2 + Activebook - ISBN 9781292134062

There are currently no updates to this title.

 

 

 

REVISE BTEC National Sport Units 1 and 2 Revision Guide (with ActiveBook) - ISBN 9781292230535

April 2017
There were changes required to old first edition of this title in light of DfE feedback on Unit 2. Click here for more details. These updates are reflected in the first and subsequent print runs of the second edition (ISBN 9781292230535).*

Previous edition
If you have an old (first) edition of this title (ISBN 9781292150482) we will happily replace this for you with our latest stock of the second edition (ISBN 9781292230535). Please call customer services on 0845 313 6666 or email customersolutions@pearson.com.

 


REVISE BTEC National Sport Units 1 and 2 Revision Workbook - ISBN 9781292230603

April 2017
There were changes required to old first edition of this title in light of DfE feedback on Unit 2. Click here for more details. These updates are reflected in the first and subsequent print runs of the second edition (ISBN 9781292230603).*

Previous edition
If you have an old (first) edition of this title (ISBN 9781292150475) we will happily replace this for you with our latest stock of the second edition (ISBN 9781292230603). Please call customer services on 0845 313 6666 or email customersolutions@pearson.com.

 

REVISE BTEC National Sport Units 19 and 22 Revision Guide (with ActiveBook) - ISBN 9781292221649

There are currently no updates to this title.

 

 

REVISE BTEC National Sports Unit 1 Practice Assessments Plus - ISBN 9781292256702

There are currently no updates to this title.

 

 

REVISE BTEC National Sports Unit 2 Practice Assessments Plus - ISBN 9781292256719

There are currently no updates to this title.

 

 

 

*To check what print run you own, look for the imprint page in your book (starting 'Published by Pearson Education Limited...' in small text). Check the second line of numbers printed underneath 'First published 2017' on this page. The line of numbers starts with '10' and will end with the number of the print run you own. For example, if the line ends with '2', you own the second print run (the first reprint).

BTEC Nationals Sport and Exercise Science Student Book + Activebook - ISBN 9781292133959

April 2017
There were changes made to this title in light of DfE feedback on Units 3 and 13. Click here for more details. These changes are reflected in the second and subsequent print runs of this title.*

 

REVISE BTEC National Sport and Exercise Science Revision Guide (with ActiveBook) - ISBN 9781292150444

September 2019

Unit 3: Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology: there were changes made to assessment of this unit from January 2019 onwards.

Unit 13: Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance: there were changes made to assessment of this unit from January 2019 onwards.

Please refer to the latest Specification and Sample Assessment Materials on the Pearson qualifications website for further details.

 

REVISE BTEC National Sport and Exercise Science Revision Workbook - ISBN 9781292150437

September 2019

Unit 3: Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology: there were changes made to assessment of this unit from January 2019 onwards.

Unit 13: Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance: there were changes made to assessment of this unit from January 2019 onwards.

Please refer to the latest Specification and Sample Assessment Materials on the Pearson qualifications website for further details.

 

 

 

*To check what print run you own, look for the imprint page in your book (starting 'Published by Pearson Education Limited...' in small text). Check the second line of numbers printed underneath 'First published 2017' on this page. The line of numbers starts with '10' and will end with the number of the print run you own. For example, if the line ends with '2', you own the second print run (the first reprint).

 

BTEC Nationals Travel & Tourism Student Book + Activebook - ISBN 9781292187754

There are currently no updates to this title.

BTEC Tech Awards

BTEC Tech Award Health and Social Care Student Book - ISBN 9781292200927

There are currently no updates to this title.

 

 

 

REVISE BTEC Tech Award Health and Social Revision Guide (with ActiveBook) - ISBN 9781292245614

There are currently no updates to this title.

 

 

 

REVISE BTEC Tech Award Health and Social Practice Assessments Plus - ISBN 9781292306995

There are currently no updates to this title.

BTEC Tech Award in Digital Tools and Technology Student Book - ISBN 9781292208374

There are currently no updates to this title.

 

 

 

Revise BTEC Tech Award Digital Information Technology Revision Guide - ISBN 9781292272740

There are currently no updates to this title.

 

 

Revise BTEC Tech Award Digital Information Technology Practice Assessments Plus - ISBN 9781292307008

There are currently no updates to this title.

BTEC Tech Award Enterprise Student Book - ISBN 9781292231396

There are currently no updates to this title.

 

 

 

REVISE BTEC Tech Award Enterprise Revision Guide (with ActiveBook) - ISBN 9781292245607

There are currently no updates to this title.

BTEC Tech Award Performing Arts Acting Teaching Pack Download - ISBN 9781292201023

There are currently no updates to this title.

 

 

 

BTEC Tech Award Performing Arts Dance Teaching Pack Download - ISBN 9781292201016

There are currently no updates to this title.

 

 

 

BTEC Tech Award Performing Arts Musical Theatre Teaching Pack Download - ISBN 9781292201030

There are currently no updates to this title.

 

 

 

REVISE BTEC Tech Award Performing Arts Revision Guide (with ActiveBook) - ISBN 9781292245621

There are currently no updates to this title.

REVISE BTEC Tech Award Engineering Revision Guide - ISBN 9781292272726

There are currently no updates to this title.

 

Revise BTEC Tech Award Sport, Activity and Fitness Revision Guide - ISBN 9781292327860

There are currently no updates to this title.

 

 

 

Revise BTEC Tech Award Sport, Activity and Fitness Practice Assessments Plus - ISBN 9781292306988

There are currently no updates to this title.