Supporting BTEC Students Meeting

NEON Working Groups

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      2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The meeting provides the Working Group a space to share ideas and existing practice around supporting BTEC students, as well as research being undertaken in this space, and hopes this will lead to a more joined up approach across the sector.

This Working Group is organised by Lancaster University.

The meeting will be held online on Monday 18th January from 2pm to 4.30pm.

Please register to receive the log in details and to be able to access the meeting.


14:00 – Welcome

14:05 – Review of NEON Summit

14:15 – Update on current responses to Governmental Consultation Post-16 qualifications – Ria Bhatta, Pearson

14:30 – Breakout sessions on how NEON’s Working Group can contribute to this consultation and continued lobbying to support the BTEC qualification

  • Championing Fair Admissions practices
  • Meaningful Outreach activities with BTEC learners
  • Supporting the transition and student success of BTEC students
  • Understanding the needs of BTEC students through engagement with research

15:00 – Guest speaker– Dr Zoe Baker – ‘But you did this in A-level’: The impact of learning and teaching cultures on BTEC holders’ sense of belonging in a research intensive institution’

15:30 – Guest speaker– Dr Ben Edwards, Lancaster University‘The Lancaster Success Programme (LSP): a triangulated approach to evaluation’

16:00 – Update on communications schedule relating to ‘Guiding Principles’ publication

16:15 – Scheduling future meetings & AOB

16:30 – End of meeting