BTEC CPLD Level 3 external assessment next steps
This article provides guidance and support for centres delivering the Unit 1 - Child Development external assessment unit with a focus on exemplar materials, resit opportunities and key dates for teachers, learners and exam officers.
Firstly, there is no compensation for the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Nationals in CPLD. Learners should successfully complete all core and mandatory units and get at least a pass grade in order to achieve the whole qualification.
If you have a learner who has not passed, for example, the Unit 1 - Child development external assessment unit and has therefore not completed the qualification, then they will receive a Notiﬁcation of Performance. The Notiﬁcation of Performance gives the titles of the units studied and the grade achieved in each – this is sometimes known as a student proﬁle, and shows what a learner has achieved on the course studied.
BTEC Level 3 Nationals in CPLD resit opportunity
If one or more of your learners wants to resit the externally assessed unit to improve the grade they received for Unit 1 - Child Development, you firstly need to decline their overall qualification grade. You may decline the grade before the certificate is issued; for a learner receiving their results in August, you should decline the grade by the end of September if the learner intends to resit the external assessment. To decline a grade you will need to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
External assessment entries
The basedata will be available from 14 September 2014, whereby your exams officer will be able to make entries for the Unit 1 - Child Development. The deadline for making an entry for a learner to sit the BTEC Level 3 CPLD exam in January 2014 is 21 October 2014.
After each external assessment window, the exam paper, mark scheme and lead examiner report will be made available to help you understand and analyse your learners’ achievements, as well as to help prepare learners for future assessment. The documents are available on the BTEC CPLD results support page. Please note that they are secure and will require your Edexcel Online login to access them.
Exemplar exam paper
An exemplar exam paper is available on the main BTEC CPLD page and is a completed answer paper to the June 2013 assessment, made up of Distinction-level answers, with commentary from the Lead Examiner.
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