• Abbey College, Abbey Road, Hollow Lane, Ramsey Cambridgeshire PE26 1DG

Key Stage 4

Through a combination of practical experience and written assignments, this BTEC first course provides learners with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed for a career in the child care sector. The course gives students the opportunity to develop a range of personal skills and techniques, through a selection of units that are essential for successful performance in working life.


The course consists of 1 examined unit (worth 25% of overall grade) and 2 internally assessed assignments (worth 75% of overall grade). Each internally assessed unit has specific assessment criteria that must be met in order to arrive at a grading decision for the unit as a whole. A final unit grade is awarded after all opportunities for achievement are given. Students must achieve all the assessment criteria for that grade. Therefore to achieve a Level 2 Distinction a learner must have satisfied all the Distinction criteria in a way that encompasses all the Level 2 Pass, Merit and Distinction criteria, providing evidence of performance of outstanding depth, quality or application.

Promoting children’s development through play is worth 25% of overall grade and the principles of early years practice is worth 50% of overall grade.

Child Development Staff

Mrs Sims
Teacher of Health & Social Care

Child Development Plan