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    Which would be better for applying for University for Adult Nursing.

    I'm in the position of either carrying on my as levels or starting over in college with BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.

    I've had a few exams and they have gone terribly despite me working hard for them. But I hear people bashing BTEC all the time so I don't know what to do.

    What is your experience?
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    BTEC for Nursing, it is meant to provide much better preparation compared to A levels also you do a work placement with BTEC and you could do that in a Hospital which would look great on your application
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    (Original post by yt7777)
    BTEC for Nursing, it is meant to provide much better preparation compared to A levels also you do a work placement with BTEC and you could do that in a Hospital which would look great on your application
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    People on here will tell you BTECs are a useless qualification.

    People will tell you that university status is the be all and end all.

    When it comes to nursing, neither of these things matter.

    The qualifications you take to get on the course don't matter, as long as the university you want to go accepts them. It'll have no real bearing on your future career, some may help you prepare for the various aspects of a nursing degree better, but there's plenty of support at uni if you find things a struggle.
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    I studied a BTEC and i'm starting nursing in September. It's entirely up to you which you choose to do. There are people starting the course that have done A Levels and some BTECs. Only thing i'd say that you should do no matter which option you go for is to gain some experience/volunteer in a setting.
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    I'm starting nursing in September. I started off doing my AS levels, and as much as I enjoyed the subjects and I did well with my grades, I decided BTEC health and social care would be better for me and my career path. I'm glad I chose the BTEC as I think it's prepared me a lot better for going into nursing. Also the timetable for BTEC is not as intense as it was for my A levels which means I had more free time to do some volunteering and get work experience, which is beneficial for nursing and gave me lots to talk about at interview
 
 
 
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