Hi mate I'm studying the BTEC extended level 3 diploma in construction and the built environment and I will be in my second year in september.
I also have no GCSE's and my course tutor has reffered me to a function skills course to do my level 1 and 2 qaluifactions wich are equavalnt to GCSE A* - C. The extended diploma qaulifaction is worth two or three A levels i'm not sure exactly sure and the subsidary qaulifaction is worth one A level i think. I was also told the subsidary qaulifaction would not get me into uni and would have to do a founadtion degree (HND/ HNC) then i would be able to uni after awards. there is quite a bit of course work involed (espspically if you dont keep on top of it all) but aint that hard really except when your attempting to do distinctions. anyway I hope that helps you a little bit, if you got any qusetions just meesage me.
Please be careful when considering a foundation to Access course. As other posters have said, some courses/universities specify specific GCSE grades and do not accept equivalent level 2 qualifications.
As a prime example there was a guy on my Access course that completed the level 2 Access the previous year, he wanted to study nursing (specifically ODP), but was told by all the universities he spoke to that the level 2 qualification was not equivalent to GCSE and that they would not consider his application unless he had the appropriate GCSE qualifications.
I would urge you to consider carefully what you wish to study at university. Once you have decided, I would shortlist the universities you would like to attend, then contact them directly and ask if they accept equivalent level 2 qualifications.