Linking London | News | 24 February 2022: Event Report – BTEC Practitioner Group Online Meeting

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BTEC Practitioner Group Online Meeting

On the 24th February, Linking London held the second BTEC Practitioner Group online meeting of the academic year and it was well represented with FE and HE partners present.

After a warm welcome from Andrew Jones, Director at Linking London, delegates heard first from Ria Bhatta, Head of Stakeholder Engagement at Pearson who presented to the group on the latest BTEC news and developments including two new research reports around BTECs and the level 3 reform. 

A college and university partner update then followed where partners shared information on work with BTEC learners, including BTEC delivery, outreach support, and any challenges or good practice to share. Updates included discussion around when is best for transition support for BTEC learners, taster courses and Linking London’s resources and work in the pipeline. 

After a short break, we then heard from Sarah Taunton, Head of Programme at Professional Pathways - Ark who presented to the group firstly giving an introduction on Ark's background and approach. Sarah then gave an overview of their recent report Fulfilling the potential of BTEC learners: the Ark Professional Pathways programme, including the research methodology, the key findings, how they embedded the findings and recommendations. 

The next BTEC Practitioner Group Meeting will be on Thursday 26th May 2022, 2-4pm. 

Presentations, recording and meeting note 

To view the presentations, recording and meeting note from the day please click here. This link will take you to the Partners' Area SharePoint site. You must be a Linking London member to access this website, if you do not have access or have any issues logging in, please email 


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