BTEC Firsts in Children's Play, Learning and Development - External Assessment Results

Wed Aug 20 21:43:24 UTC 2014

BTEC Level 2 (NQF): External Assessment - Units 1 and 4

There are two externally assessed units in the NQF Level 2 BTEC Firsts in Children's Play, Learning and Development:

  • Unit 1: Patterns of Child Development (Award)
    A paper-based test available in January and the summer.
  • Unit 4: Promoting Children's Positive Behaviour (Certificate)
    A paper-based test available in January and the summer.

Unit 1 entries

Entry deadline

October 21 for the January series
March 21 for the summer series

Entry fee The first attempt at Unit 1 is included in the registration fee.
Late fee

After the entry deadline, late fees will be incurred.

Late entry fee = £21.25 (fee increased by 50%).

Very late entry fee = £28.20 (fee doubled).

Re-sits

Re-sits are charged at £14.10 per unit.

Learners may retake Unit 1 in the next exam series

There is no limit to the number of times a learner may re-sit an external assessment other than the time constraint imposed by the length of the programme of study.

The better result will count in all cases.

Absence If a booking is made for a learner who does not attend the test (they are marked as absent), there is no re-sit charge made to the centre.

Unit 1 results 

Results
January results are issued in March.
May/June results are issued in August
Marks and grades The Summer 2014 Examiner Report will be available on August 26.
Grade boundaries

The grade boundaries from the first retired test are in the May 2014 Unit 2 Examiner Report on the qualification page.
Read more about grade boundaries.

Access to scripts Access to photocopied scripts (ATS) are free for the summer 2014 series
Enquiry about results A clerical check and a re-mark are available as part of our Enquiry About Results (EAR) service.

Unit 1 Grading and compensation 

Level 2 Award points thresholds
  Level 1 Pass Level 2 Pass Merit Distinction Distinction*
Core units (unit 1 and 2)  Min 12 points Min 24 points Min 24 points Min 24 points Min 24 points
Core + optional units 24 points overall 48 points overall 66 points overall 84 points overall 90 points overall

What happens if a learner achieves an Unclassified or a Level 1 Pass in Unit 1?
 

Unit 1 achievement   Unit 1 grade Unit 1 points  Implications for qualification grade 
Unclassified 0 points U or L1P  0 or 6 points  The learner will not receive a grade 
Unclassified 0 points L2P or M 12 or 18 points The learner will be eligible for a Level 1 Pass if 24 points are achieved overall 
Unclassified 0 points D 24 points  The learner will be eligible for a Level 2 Pass if 48 points are achieved overall 
Level 1 Pass
6 points  U 0 points  The learner will not achieve a grade 
Level 1 Pass
6 points  L1P or L2P 6 or 12 points The learner will be eligible for a Level 1 Pass if 24 points are achieved overall 
Level 1 Pass
6 points  M or D 18 or 24 points The learner will be eligible for a Level 2 Pass if 48 points are achieved overall 

Unit 4 entries

Entry deadline • October 21 for the January series
• March 21 for the summer series
Entry Fee The first attempt at Unit 4 is included in the registration fee.
Late Fee

After the entry deadline, late fees will be incurred.

Late entry fee = £21.25 (fee increased by 50%).

Very late entry fee = £28.20 (fee doubled).

Re-sits

Re-sits are charged at £14.10 per unit.

Learners may retake Unit 4 in the next exam series.

There is no limit to the number of re-sits permitted.

Refunds Any unit fee will be refunded automatically up to the high late fee date. If you withdraw an entry after this date, no refund will be issued without supporting medical evidence.

Unit 4 results 

Results January results are issued in March.
May/June results are issued in August
Grade Boundaries The Summer 2014 Examiner Report will be available on August 26.
Past examination content Question papers, mark schemes and examiner reports are made available on the qualification page.
Access to Scripts Access to photocopied scripts (ATS) are free for the summer 2014 series 
Enquiry about Results A clerical check and a re-mark are available as part of our Enquiry About Results (EAR) service.
Grading Unit 4 is mandatory, not core.  The grade points achieved contribute to the overall total.  There is no requirement to achieve a level 2 Pass in Unit 4 to secure a Level 2 Pass overall as compensation will apply.

Unit 4 Grading and compensation

Level 2 Certificate points thresholds L1P L2PP L2 MP  L2 MM L2 DM L2 DD  L2D*D L2D*D*
Core units (1 and 2) Min 12 points Min 24 points Min 24 points  Min 24 points  Min 24 points  Min 24 points  Min 24 points  Min 24 points 
Core + optional units 48 points overall 96 points overall 114 points overall 132 points overall 150 points overall 168 points overall 174 points overall 180 points overall

Grade calculator 

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Calculate grades for the next generation BTEC Firsts Award and Certificate sizes with our new grade calculator. 

Kind regards
Kate Elsmore

Early Years Subject Advisor
E: TeachingChildcare@pearson.com
T: 0844 463 2816

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