Confused about Btec extended diplomas and normal diplomas

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So I’m currently doing btec certificate and a subsidiary certificate for applied science next year along with level 3 maths (core maths) and A-level psychology. I’m slightly confused and Idk if i will get into universities such as surrey because if I were to do Biomed it says I need a level 3 EXTENDED national diploma but I only have a diploma and a subsidiary diploma in applied science. (and the others) So idk if i will be qualified to enter or am I only eligible for points based universities?
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So I’m currently doing btec certificate and a subsidiary certificate for applied science next year along with level 3 maths (core maths) and A-level psychology. I’m slightly confused and Idk if i will get into universities such as surrey because if I were to do Biomed it says I need a level 3 EXTENDED national diploma but I only have a diploma and a subsidiary diploma in applied science. (and the others) So idk if i will be qualified to enter or am I only eligible for points based universities?
You should contact universities directly. I think you're doing the equivalent of 3 A-levels, so you should be able to get a university place. However, a lot of universities don't list their entry requirements for students doing a mix of qualifications.

That doesn't mean they won't make you an offer- it just means that they aren't necessarily going to list all the possible combinations of subjects people might have on their website.

If you send the uni an email, I'm sure they will be able to advise.
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Btec subsidiary diploma is only one year, whereas Btec extended diploma is three years and covers much more content. Its equivalent to 3 A levels while Btec subsidiary diploma is equivalent to one a level only. Thats why they only accept the Btec extended diploma. If i were you, I would do the Btec extended diploma and core maths alongside it because you'll have much more opportunities.
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