In order to get the best out of studying at this level you will need commitment, discipline and initiative. These guides has been written to help prepare you for the demands of Level 4/5 study.
It includes essential study techniques such as:
● time management
● advanced research techniques
● assessing the validity of a source.
The BTEC Diploma in Education and Training is assessed through a range of different methods, which will be is set the the School. This may combine report writing, practical demonstrations, presentations and producing finished products. BTECs are hands-on vocational qualifications, and so you should expect your assessments to mirror the kind of work you would be completing in the sector. Your tutor will set assignments for the qualification, which will be marked within the school. Each assignment will include a set of assessment criteria that you must achieve in order to pass the assignment. In addition, there are opportunities to stretch yourself and achieve higher grades.
● You can be awarded a Merit for a unit if you achieve all Pass criteria and all Merit criteria for the unit.
● You can be awarded a Distinction for a unit if you achieve all Pass, all Merit and all Distinction criteria for the unit.
These guides focuses on getting the most out of your assessments, from structuring an argument to understanding what’s required by the higher-level grading criteria. Also includes essential information about plagiarism. The School have guidelines set out for how they deal with malpractice, which can result in work not being accepted.
There is also a section will help you cite references and others’ ideas clearly, reducing the risk of your assignments being rejected.
We hope that you find these Study Skills Guide useful in preparing you for your BTEC Diploma in Education and Training, and wish you good luck with your studies.