I'm a little confused. I've just come off from quite horribly fluffing my first year of A-Levels, and I'm moving to the Isle of Wight in the summer.
Regarding this particular course, it says:
"This is a level 3, advanced course. Achievement earns the UCAS points required for admission to Higher Education (equivalent to 3 A levels)."
So, this one qualification gets me the UCAS points equivalent to 3 A-Levels?
Am I reading that right? So, if I wanted to go on to a Computer Science degree at a University, is this sufficient? Or would I need to do three Level 3 BTEC's like this course?
Or, Universities only really care for A-Levels?
Question regarding this particular course at the Isle of Wight College. Watch
- Thread Starter
- 24-02-2016 08:52
- 24-02-2016 17:42
A BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma counts as 3 A levels for UCAS points, but some unis do not accept it as the same as A levels, for whatever reason.
You have to check with individual universities; generally, the more "prestigious" the university, the less likely it will take the Extended Diploma standalone (they may want, for example, an A level in Maths alongside the Extended Diploma).