BTEC bedlam. Help! Converting BTEC to UCAS points

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Hey guys,

I’m having some serious issues trying to convert my BTECs into UCAS points. I achieved the following at 6th form but I have been working full time since (3 years ago). I have looked at the tariff tables, but I am struggling because of the variations of the course. This is what Is printed on my certificates from 6th form.

Edexcel Level 3 BTEC National Award in IT Practioners with DISTINCTION.
4 Units Completed at Distinction
2 Units Completed at Pass

Edexcel Level 3 Certificate in Business (QCF) with MERIT
**BTEC Level 3 Cert. (=50% OF NATIONAL AWARD 28-36)**

2 Units Completed at Pass
1 Unit Completed at Distinction

Since leaving 6th form in 2011 when I was awarded the above BTEC’s, I went on to do a Business Administration apprenticeship. I completed the apprenticeship and was awarded the following

National Vocational Qualification (QCF)
EDEXCEL Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Business and Administration (QCF)


If anyone would assist in converting these into UCAS points, I would be very grateful!
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http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works...qualifications
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Hey guys,

I’m having some serious issues trying to convert my BTECs into UCAS points. I achieved the following at 6th form but I have been working full time since (3 years ago). I have looked at the tariff tables, but I am struggling because of the variations of the course. This is what Is printed on my certificates from 6th form.

Edexcel Level 3 BTEC National Award in IT Practioners with DISTINCTION.
4 Units Completed at Distinction
2 Units Completed at Pass

Edexcel Level 3 Certificate in Business (QCF) with MERIT
**BTEC Level 3 Cert. (=50% OF NATIONAL AWARD 28-36)**

2 Units Completed at Pass
1 Unit Completed at Distinction

Since leaving 6th form in 2011 when I was awarded the above BTEC’s, I went on to do a Business Administration apprenticeship. I completed the apprenticeship and was awarded the following

National Vocational Qualification (QCF)
EDEXCEL Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Business and Administration (QCF)


If anyone would assist in converting these into UCAS points, I would be very grateful!
I've had a look at the UCAS website (http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works...btec-nationals), but that seemed a bit confusing, so I had a look at this document:

http://www.ucas.com/sites/default/fi...ats-report.pdf

On page 13, it says that 6 units, studied across 2 years in the sixth form is equivalent to about 1/3 of your time. From this, I assume that your first qualification, your BTEC in IT, is equivalent to one A level. Since they gave you a distinction overall, this is 120 UCAS points (equivlent to a grade A at A-level).

I'll see if I can find anything on the other two....

EDIT - the above might be wrong if you took the BTEC after August 2010
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Hey guys,

I’m having some serious issues trying to convert my BTECs into UCAS points. I achieved the following at 6th form but I have been working full time since (3 years ago). I have looked at the tariff tables, but I am struggling because of the variations of the course. This is what Is printed on my certificates from 6th form.

Edexcel Level 3 BTEC National Award in IT Practioners with DISTINCTION.
4 Units Completed at Distinction
2 Units Completed at Pass

Edexcel Level 3 Certificate in Business (QCF) with MERIT
**BTEC Level 3 Cert. (=50% OF NATIONAL AWARD 28-36)**

2 Units Completed at Pass
1 Unit Completed at Distinction

Since leaving 6th form in 2011 when I was awarded the above BTEC’s, I went on to do a Business Administration apprenticeship. I completed the apprenticeship and was awarded the following

National Vocational Qualification (QCF)
EDEXCEL Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Business and Administration (QCF)


If anyone would assist in converting these into UCAS points, I would be very grateful!
Have a look at this document, page 7:

http://www.ucas.com/sites/default/fi...20report_0.pdf

It describes how the replacement units should be graded after August 2010. You Business certificate (approx half an A-level) at Merit is worth 40 UCAS points. This is confirmed at the UCAS tariff points at the heading: BTEC qualifications (QCF) (Suite of qualifications known as Nationals)
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Hey guys,

I’m having some serious issues trying to convert my BTECs into UCAS points. I achieved the following at 6th form but I have been working full time since (3 years ago). I have looked at the tariff tables, but I am struggling because of the variations of the course. This is what Is printed on my certificates from 6th form.

Edexcel Level 3 BTEC National Award in IT Practioners with DISTINCTION.
4 Units Completed at Distinction
2 Units Completed at Pass

Edexcel Level 3 Certificate in Business (QCF) with MERIT
**BTEC Level 3 Cert. (=50% OF NATIONAL AWARD 28-36)**

2 Units Completed at Pass
1 Unit Completed at Distinction

Since leaving 6th form in 2011 when I was awarded the above BTEC’s, I went on to do a Business Administration apprenticeship. I completed the apprenticeship and was awarded the following

National Vocational Qualification (QCF)
EDEXCEL Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Business and Administration (QCF)


If anyone would assist in converting these into UCAS points, I would be very grateful!
Finally, I assume that your diploma is awarded on the same basis, and tables suggest that this would be worth between 80 UCAS points (for PP) and 280 UCAS points (for D*D*).

However, PQ has given you a better answer here:

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2743254
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Thank you for the help, it is much appreciated.
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Hey guys,

I’m having some serious issues trying to convert my BTECs into UCAS points. I achieved the following at 6th form but I have been working full time since (3 years ago). I have looked at the tariff tables, but I am struggling because of the variations of the course. This is what Is printed on my certificates from 6th form.

Edexcel Level 3 BTEC National Award in IT Practioners with DISTINCTION.
4 Units Completed at Distinction
2 Units Completed at Pass

Edexcel Level 3 Certificate in Business (QCF) with MERIT
**BTEC Level 3 Cert. (=50% OF NATIONAL AWARD 28-36)**

2 Units Completed at Pass
1 Unit Completed at Distinction

Since leaving 6th form in 2011 when I was awarded the above BTEC’s, I went on to do a Business Administration apprenticeship. I completed the apprenticeship and was awarded the following

National Vocational Qualification (QCF)
EDEXCEL Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Business and Administration (QCF)


If anyone would assist in converting these into UCAS points, I would be very grateful!
you have 160 UCAS points from the BTECs, IT(120) and Business(40)

NVQs do not hold UCAS points although it will still be recognised as an achieved qualification on your application
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