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    In order to do an extended diploma for Btec Level 3, do I have to complete the subsidiary diploma in order to advance on to the extended diploma or do I do the extended diploma from the start?

    How many Btec level 3 courses am I meant to do? 1,2,3,4? Not exactly sure...
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    (Original post by INeedHelpAsap69)
    In order to do an extended diploma for Btec Level 3, do I have to complete the subsidiary diploma in order to advance on to the extended diploma or do I do the extended diploma from the start?

    How many Btec level 3 courses am I meant to do? 1,2,3,4? Not exactly sure...
    If it's a extended diploma, thats only 1 btec course you do ir gives you the equivalent of 3 A levels. If you have 5 A*-C Gcses including maths and English you dont have to complete the subsidiary diploma. Im about 90% sure, not done btecs myself but know alot of people who do

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    (Original post by INeedHelpAsap69)
    In order to do an extended diploma for Btec Level 3, do I have to complete the subsidiary diploma in order to advance on to the extended diploma or do I do the extended diploma from the start?

    How many Btec level 3 courses am I meant to do? 1,2,3,4? Not exactly sure...
    The work required for a subsid diploma will be contained within the Extended diploma (the first third, though you don't necessary do it all in order) but you don't have to claim the grade along the way.

    Level 3 BTECs come in several sizes:
    Certificate - AS size
    Subsid Diploma - A size
    90 credit diploma 1.5 A level size
    Diploma - 2 A level size
    Extended diploma - 3 A level size.

    If you are a full time student then the normal thing to do would be 3 A levels worth of stuff, so an extended diploma, or a diploma and an A level etc.

    Exactly what qualifications you need to get on to any of these courses and what they make you do along the way (e.g. complete the subsid diploma at the end of Year 12) is entirely up to your college.
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    The work required for a subsid diploma will be contained within the Extended diploma (the first third, though you don't necessary do it all in order) but you don't have to claim the grade along the way.

    Level 3 BTECs come in several sizes:
    Certificate - AS size
    Subsid Diploma - A size
    90 credit diploma 1.5 A level size
    Diploma - 2 A level size
    Extended diploma - 3 A level size.

    If you are a full time student then the normal thing to do would be 3 A levels worth of stuff, so an extended diploma, or a diploma and an A level etc.

    Exactly what qualifications you need to get on to any of these courses and what they make you do along the way (e.g. complete the subsid diploma at the end of Year 12) is entirely up to your college.




    So in order to do the extended diploma, I would need to have done the subsidiary diploma first?
    Sorry for late reply
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    (Original post by jad3s3yh4030)
    If it's a extended diploma, thats only 1 btec course you do ir gives you the equivalent of 3 A levels. If you have 5 A*-C Gcses including maths and English you dont have to complete the subsidiary diploma. Im about 90% sure, not done btecs myself but know alot of people who do

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    Not quite sure what you mean... Can you please rephrase?
    By the way, here is the course I want to do. http://www.cwc.ac.uk/Courses/Pages/AB3A1.aspx
    When I click apply, the website converts the course from an extended diploma to an subsidiary diploma.
    I don't understand this at all...
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    (Original post by INeedHelpAsap69)
    So in order to do the extended diploma, I would need to have done the subsidiary diploma first?
    Sorry for late reply
    I don't think so - you'll do it while you're doing the extended diploma. However, the college may make completing the subsid diploma a requirement before they let you carry on to the extended diploma, so you sign up for that first and if it goes well you carry on and complete the whole extended diploma. Ask them.
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    Certificate = 30 credits
    Subsidiary Diploma = 60 credits
    90-cred Diploma = 90 credits
    Diploma = 120 credits
    Extended Diploma = 180 credits

    you pick one and do the required amount of credits for that one, so for example if you enrol on an Extended Diploma it will usually be 2 years where you complete 90 credits in each of the 2 years, thus totalling 180 credits

    If you enrolled on a subsidiary diploma you would do 30 in each year but you would have to do other qualifications alonside the Subsidiary as it is only worth one A level.
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    (Original post by yt7777)
    Certificate = 30 credits
    Subsidiary Diploma = 60 credits
    90-cred Diploma = 90 credits
    Diploma = 120 credits
    Extended Diploma = 180 credits

    you pick one and do the required amount of credits for that one, so for example if you enrol on an Extended Diploma it will usually be 2 years where you complete 90 credits in each of the 2 years, thus totalling 180 credits

    If you enrolled on a subsidiary diploma you would do 30 in each year but you would have to do other qualifications alonside the Subsidiary as it is only worth one A level.
    I don't get what you're trying to say.

    How do you obtain credits?
    Oh, and if you haven't clicked on the link I gave to jad3s3yh4030 it states:

    For the Extended Diploma: Students would need to have gained a Level two qualification preferably in Business at least a Distinction grade or Six GCSE’s at grade C including Maths and English.

    For the Subsidiary Diploma: Students would need to have gained a Level two qualification preferably in Business at least a Merit or at least 5 GCSE’s at grade C including English.


    Is it possible for you to explain this, please?
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    (Original post by INeedHelpAsap69)
    I don't get what you're trying to say.

    How do you obtain credits?
    Oh, and if you haven't clicked on the link I gave to jad3s3yh4030 it states:

    For the Extended Diploma: Students would need to have gained a Level two qualification preferably in Business at least a Distinction grade or Six GCSE’s at grade C including Maths and English.

    For the Subsidiary Diploma: Students would need to have gained a Level two qualification preferably in Business at least a Merit or at least 5 GCSE’s at grade C including English.


    Is it possible for you to explain this, please?
    You get credits by completing units, each unit has a credit value that you accumulate throughout the course

    For a subsid diploma you have to do 60 credits so for example this could be completing 6 x 10 credit units

    Same applies for the extended diplom except you need to complete 180 credits

    The way that i interpret the website is that in your first year you will do the subsid diploma and then you will do the remaining credits to essentially top up the subsid diploma making it an extended diploma

    Si basically you will recieve a qualification for the first year and then you will do the remaining credits to make it the full qualification

    Understand?
 
 
 
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