Difference between subsidiary diploma and national diploma ???Watch
I had a distinction* from last year which includes an additional Award in Management & Functional Skills English subjects which are both worth 10 ucas points each.
Can somebody help me please? & Is the second year grade worth more than the first year grade when referring to ucas points ??
A Distinction in a unit gives so many points and a pass and merit do also.
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To answer your question, if you haven't figured out already, the Subsidiary Diploma is your first year qualification. The reason why most colleges enter students for this is because MANY students don't progress onto the second year for various different reasons, therefore giving them a formal qualification regardless if they are to move on to the second year. Progression on to the second year means that you come out with the National Diploma in the form of 2 grades.
Hope it helped.
However with BTEC Nationals they take up a lot more time on the timetable, if you quit the national after a year I don't think you get your points but you get more UCAS points if you do a national for 2 years instead of a sub dip.
I really wish I took a BTEC national instead I'm faffing about with my Year 1 & 2 BTEC Sub dip ICT and BTEC Sub Dip Law trying to figure out what I need from each of them.
Hope this helps, best of luck