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    i am doing Level 3 BTEC computing (60credit) the school told me it equal to 2 a level, but i do not understand the structure of the course, can someone explain to me please?
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    i am doing Level 3 BTEC computing (60credit) the school told me it equal to 2 a level, but i do not understand the structure of the course, can someone explain to me please?


    I always get confused with which qualification is worth what.

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    60 credit does not sound enough for 2 A levels nut these are the way they are ranked in the pic.

    Select which one it is and download the specification from here which will show you whats covered on the course.

    http://qualifications.pearson.com/en...016.html#tab-1
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    can someone explain what this means, my teaching told me i am doing 60 credit this year and another 60 next year to get a (equivalent of 2 a level)
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    60 credits = BTEC Subsidiary / Ext.Cert = 1 A level

    So I assume you you'll be doing the BTEC Diploma (120 credits) with 60 credits in each of the 2 years = 2 A levels

    You obtain these credits by completing units and each unit has a credit value which is usually 10 or sometimes 15 or 20.

    Each unit you complete you will get a grade for: Pass, Merit or Distinction. These grades each hold their own value too P=7, M=8 and D=9, the grade value get multiplied with the credit value, e.g. a 10 credit unit at Merit = 80.
    And then all 120 credits get totalled up to produce your final grade.

    In regards to the table you posted, you need to select options and if you want to take a certain pathway then you need to select particular modules for that pathway. If you are just doing the standard course then look at the Diploma column and see which are mandatory and which are optional.
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    60 credits = BTEC Subsidiary / Ext.Cert = 1 A level

    So I assume you you'll be doing the BTEC Diploma (120 credits) with 60 credits in each of the 2 years = 2 A levels

    You obtain these credits by completing units and each unit has a credit value which is usually 10 or sometimes 15 or 20.

    Each unit you complete you will get a grade for: Pass, Merit or Distinction. These grades each hold their own value too P=7, M=8 and D=9, the grade value get multiplied with the credit value, e.g. a 10 credit unit at Merit = 80.
    And then all 120 credits get totalled up to produce your final grade.

    In regards to the table you posted, you need to select options and if you want to take a certain pathway then you need to select particular modules for that pathway. If you are just doing the standard course then look at the Diploma column and see which are mandatory and which are optional.
    thanks for that! that clears my mind alot.
    can u just tell me at the end of two years how many grades will i get???
    E.G"D*D*" OR JUST "D*"
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    (Original post by Master_X_142000)
    thanks for that! that clears my mind alot.
    can u just tell me at the end of two years how many grades will i get???
    E.G"D*D*" OR JUST "D*"
    BTEC Subsid / Ext. Cert = 1 grade (worth 1 A level)
    BTEC 90-credit = 2 grades (first is 1 A level equiv second is an AS)
    BTEC Diploma = 2 grades (both worth 1 A level each e.g. D*D*)
    BTEC Extended Diploma = 3 grades (all worth 1 A level each)
 
 
 
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