A big (?) problem in here with gettin to lvl3 Watch

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Hi everyone! It's my first post here, so I'm really sorry if I did something wrong. I've got a problem and I don't really know who should I ask for help. I'm 23 yo, polish, 3 years in the UK. I wanted to start my very first level 3 - media make up today, but apparently I'm not qualified enough even though I have done lvl 2 in photographic makeup. I was told by the tutor that this is an AWARD not a DIPLOMA and I can't do lvl 3, I have to do lvl 2 again. Meanwhile she mentioned that lvl 3 is full anyway and the best I could do is getting on a waiting list (first come first served???).She didn't even check my previous qualifications and grades. Nobody was really bothered with them anyway, because they were polish (as far as I'm aware UK is still in EU, so my diplomas supposed to be respected here). I've got some pretty good grades both in gsce and a levels. I agreed for lvl 2 at the end, what else could I do... Can somebody tell me if everything was okay there? Is this how it looks like? Am I panicing? Is there really a difference between award and diploma? Was I treated wrong? Can I do anything about it? Thank you for your answer.
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Hi everyone! It's my first post here, so I'm really sorry if I did something wrong. I've got a problem and I don't really know who should I ask for help. I'm 23 yo, polish, 3 years in the UK. I wanted to start my very first level 3 - media make up today, but apparently I'm not qualified enough even though I have done lvl 2 in photographic makeup. I was told by the tutor that this is an AWARD not a DIPLOMA and I can't do lvl 3, I have to do lvl 2 again. Meanwhile she mentioned that lvl 3 is full anyway and the best I could do is getting on a waiting list (first come first served???).She didn't even check my previous qualifications and grades. Nobody was really bothered with them anyway, because they were polish (as far as I'm aware UK is still in EU, so my diplomas supposed to be respected here). I've got some pretty good grades both in gsce and a levels. I agreed for lvl 2 at the end, what else could I do... Can somebody tell me if everything was okay there? Is this how it looks like? Am I panicing? Is there really a difference between award and diploma? Was I treated wrong? Can I do anything about it? Thank you for your answer.
Hmmm seems dodgy to me. If you have Alevels you should be more than qualified. Here the difference between awards and diplomas is really a matter of the structure of the course (I think, someone correct me if I'm wrong I haven't done either myself), you should be qualified - that's the whole point of qualification levels.

Maybe look at other colleges?

Apart from that it's hard to give specific advice without knowing what qualifications you have and what course and college you want to go to.
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Hmmm seems dodgy to me. If you have Alevels you should be more than qualified. Here the difference between awards and diplomas is really a matter of the structure of the course (I think, someone correct me if I'm wrong I haven't done either myself), you should be qualified - that's the whole point of qualification levels.

Maybe look at other colleges?

Apart from that it's hard to give specific advice without knowing what qualifications you have and what course and college you want to go to.
You see that's the thing, they were not bothered with those diplomas and translating them. I've got matura exam which supposed to be the equivalent for a levels. There are basic and advanced exams, results are in percentage. Basic polish 64%, basic maths 70%, advanced English 84%, advanced geography 85% and advanced German 72%. I know it's hard to understand those if you're not familiar with polish education system, but i can't believe they only have English people there coming for courses. And there must be some people who know it, can translate and understand different diplomas etc. Anyway, these results I've got are really not bad. To help you get it there is an information next to every score how many people had the same or worse result. For example with geography I was in top 1% (99% of people had lower result). I just find it so unfair that she didn't even try to look at them or do something about it. Isn't that discrimination?
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You see that's the thing, they were not bothered with those diplomas and translating them. I've got matura exam which supposed to be the equivalent for a levels. There are basic and advanced exams, results are in percentage. Basic polish 64%, basic maths 70%, advanced English 84%, advanced geography 85% and advanced German 72%. I know it's hard to understand those if you're not familiar with polish education system, but i can't believe they only have English people there coming for courses. And there must be some people who know it, can translate and understand different diplomas etc. Anyway, these results I've got are really not bad. To help you get it there is an information next to every score how many people had the same or worse result. For example with geography I was in top 1% (99% of people had lower result). I just find it so unfair that she didn't even try to look at them or do something about it. Isn't that discrimination?
Yeah they should be able to convert well. If you tell me the course and college (either here or over DM if you don't want to doxx yourself) I'll look into it for you.
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Yeah they should be able to convert well. If you tell me the course and college (either here or over DM if you don't want to doxx yourself) I'll look into it for you.
I'll message you. Thank you!
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