Can One BTEC subject get you to University?

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I have completed 6 Units in BTEC IT in year 12 at subsidary Diploma, and i am going to further do 6 more to complete my National Diploma in year 13. I also did Applied Science in year 12 at subsidary diploma also 6 units, however my main question is if i stopped doing Applied science in year 13, can i still get to University with my one BTEC IT qualification. I would have equivalent to 3 A-levels right?
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If your IT BTEC is the Extended Diploma, then it is the equivalent of 3 A-Levels and you can get into most uni's with this qualification. The regular diploma is worth just two A-Levels and probably won't give you enough UCAS points.
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(Original post by EmEmTheFairy)
If your IT BTEC is the Extended Diploma, then it is the equivalent of 3 A-Levels and you can get into most uni's with this qualification. The regular diploma is worth just two A-Levels and probably won't give you enough UCAS points.
If i do my National Diploma in BTEC IT, alongside having my completed Subsidary from year 12 and my Btec Science from year 12. Would that mean i have 3 a levels? Because i might have to discontinue doing btec applied science national diploma in year 13 due to insufficient student within the course.
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(Original post by Deeboss)
If i do my National Diploma in BTEC IT, alongside having my completed Subsidary from year 12 and my Btec Science from year 12. Would that mean i have 3 a levels? Because i might have to discontinue doing btec applied science national diploma in year 13 due to insufficient student within the course.
The National Diploma in ICT is equivalent to two A Level subjects whilst the Subsidiary Diploma in Science would be equivalent to one. So yes, you would have three A Level equivalents with total UCAS value between 140 (minimum) to 420 (maximum) depending on what grades you get, from what I can gather.
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The National Diploma in ICT is equivalent to two A Level subjects whilst the Subsidiary Diploma in Science would be equivalent to one. So yes, you would have three A Level equivalents with total UCAS value between 140 (minimum) to 420 (maximum) depending on what grades you get, from what I can gather.
Thanks for the reply! No its just i was kind of worried, because someone told me in my college the staff were going to discontinue the course in my college due to insufficient student, which i found crazy.

But that was not that case, the issue was that they cannot allocate time to our btec science classes during the day, so i will have to after school sessions of Btec Applied science. There arent that many teachers in the science department and they focus more on the a-leve students doing science during the school hours, which is kind of annoying because they make it like BTEC is nothing, whilst it is actually the same. My ******ed college lol.

I was thinking in the worst case scenario if i didnt do BTEC science in year 13 (National Diploma), but carried on the IT national Diploma i wanted to ensure i would still have atleas 3 a levels equivalent.
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Yes you would have the following:

BTEC Level 3 Diploma, IT = 2 A levels
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma, Applied Science = 1 A level

thus you have equivalent to 3 A levels and enough to get into university
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(Original post by Deeboss)
I have completed 6 Units in BTEC IT in year 12 at subsidary Diploma, and i am going to further do 6 more to complete my National Diploma in year 13. I also did Applied Science in year 12 at subsidary diploma also 6 units, however my main question is if i stopped doing Applied science in year 13, can i still get to University with my one BTEC IT qualification. I would have equivalent to 3 A-levels right?
Yeah BND (BTEC national diploma) is equivalent to 3 a levels at grade c-a* Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction* so yeah you can get in to uni with one national diploma I did.
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(Original post by jonathanemptage)
Yeah BND (BTEC national diploma) is equivalent to 3 a levels at grade c-a* Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction* so yeah you can get in to uni with one national diploma I did.
As the OP was over 4 years ago, they have probably finished University now.
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Yeah BND (BTEC national diploma) is equivalent to 3 a levels at grade c-a* Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction* so yeah you can get in to uni with one national diploma I did.
You are bumping a 4 year old thread. Its only the extended diploma that - 3 A levels.
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You are bumping a 4 year old thread. Its only the extended diploma that - 3 A levels.
That always throws me the related threads underneath and when I did my BND it was worth 3 A-levels although many years ago when I did mine you only had First (higher GCSE level) and National Diplomas (A level) available to you. You could also do a NC but that was only worth 2 A levels.
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(Original post by jonathanemptage)
Yeah BND (BTEC national diploma) is equivalent to 3 a levels at grade c-a* Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction* so yeah you can get in to uni with one national diploma I did.
what course are you studying in uni? also are you taking any a levels. what other btecs did u do?
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(Original post by joemama12)
what course are you studying in uni? also are you taking any a levels. what other btecs did u do?
Well I've graduated now I have a BFD (Btec first diploma) a BND (Btec national diploma) and an HND (Btec higher national diploma). I then topped up to a full degree I also did an AVCE but the less said about that the better.
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Well I've graduated now I have a BFD (Btec first diploma) a BND (Btec national diploma) and an HND (Btec higher national diploma). I then topped up to a full degree I also did an AVCE but the less said about that the better.
ye but do you reckon you made a good choice dwelving in to the IT industry? also a national diploma= 2 a levels.
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ye but do you reckon you made a good choice dwelving in to the IT industry? also a national diploma= 2 a levels.
Yeah it was actually an engineering and computing one and i really enjoy it.

It was quite long time ago now (I'm old) at the time it was just a National Diploma and National Certificate the old National Diploma in now the Extended and the National Certificate which was worth 2 a levels is now called the National Diploma.it got me in to uni though so it's moot.
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what did u study and where have u worked after getting the degree
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what did u study and where have u worked after getting the degre I studied ate
I studied at Solent and I work at AQUAnet international.
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