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    Hi, I’m enrolling on a NVQ level 2 (trying to do a level 3) in playwork and was wondering if they were worth any UCAS points. Thanks
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    (Original post by Freehugs)
    Hi, I’m enrolling on a NVQ level 2 (trying to do a level 3) in playwork and was wondering if they were worth any UCAS points. Thanks
    No, I don't believe so - if you were to enrol on a BTEC or CACHE course relating to childcare/playwork, however, this would give you UCAS points.

    I think an NVQ level 2 qualification is comparable to GCSE level, which are also not worth any UCAS points.
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    Im not quite sure where to post this but here goes, say i drop history at AS-Level and take Media as the third choice, and say i get an A in media but if i did take History i get a C is it true that you get more UCAS points for that C in History because of the subject?

    and also will universities choose someone for example who did do history?
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    (Original post by jdh12345)
    Im not quite sure where to post this but here goes, say i drop history at AS-Level and take Media as the third choice, and say i get an A in media but if i did take History i get a C is it true that you get more UCAS points for that C in History because of the subject?

    and also will universities choose someone for example who did do history?
    You get the same amount of UCAS points regardless of the subject - An A is worth the same amount of points in history as it is in media if they're both at the same level (ie: AS level is all the same and A2 is the same)

    A C at AS level is worth 40 UCAS points, an A is worth 60.
    With a full A level the points are doubled, so 80 and 120.

    With regards to universities it would depend on both the university itself and the course - if you were applying for a history course, or anything essay based, the history grade would look better than a media one because it shows you can work in that kind of academic setting. If you were applying for a creative or multimedia course for example, the university might prefer media to history. Media is generally considered to be a "soft" subject at A level whereas history is not, meaning the top universities would prefer an applicant to have history over media in all cases. I believe LSE publish a list of their prefered subjects, and applicants are only allowed to offer a maximum of one "soft" subject although obviously, the more traditional ones are better for this sort of application. In summary, it depends what you are applying for and where at, as well as the rest of your application. Look at university websites to get a better idea of what they require.
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    Isn't NVQ in Playwork/Childcare now CACHE anyway?

    Regardless, it deserves no UCAS points.
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    A full list of qualifications and the UCAS points they are worth can be found on the ucas site:

    http://www.ucas.ac.uk/students/ucas_.../tarifftables/
 
 
 

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