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Is there any way in which I can do a level 3 extended diploma for free? and if I can't then how much would it normally be?
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Is there any way in which I can do a level 3 extended diploma for free? and if I can't then how much would it normally be?
and at what age do people normally start doing the extended diploma?
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Is there any way in which I can do a level 3 extended diploma for free? and if I can't then how much would it normally be?
It's free if you are 16-19 and don't have any other Level 3 qualification. Otherwise it can cost between 3-5 thousand per year. You would be cheaper doing an Access course of you aren't eligible for a BTEC and you need UCAS points.
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It's free if you are 16-19 and don't have any other Level 3 qualification. Otherwise it can cost between 3-5 thousand per year. You would be cheaper doing an Access course of you aren't eligible for a BTEC and you need UCAS points.
If your below 16, then is there anything you can do in order to better your chances into university?
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It's free if you are 16-19 and don't have any other Level 3 qualification. Otherwise it can cost between 3-5 thousand per year. You would be cheaper doing an Access course of you aren't eligible for a BTEC and you need UCAS points.
Also, if you apply to get a level 3 diploma, then do you need to take a gap year?
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If you're under 16 then focus on getting good grades for your GCSEs. This will give you more options of A levels and / or BTECs. If you are in England then you need to stay in education or training until you are 18. Once you have your Level 3 qualification, then you can take a gap year before University if you wish.
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If you're under 16 then focus on getting good grades for your GCSEs. This will give you more options of A levels and / or BTECs. If you are in England then you need to stay in education or training until you are 18. Once you have your Level 3 qualification, then you can take a gap year before University if you wish.
But to get an extended level 3 diploma, I believe you need to work full time so do I need to take a gap year for that. Or if I just get an ordinary level 3 qualification do I need to work on it alongside school?
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But to get an extended level 3 diploma, I believe you need to work full time so do I need to take a gap year for that. Or if I just get an ordinary level 3 qualification do I need to work on it alongside school?
You need to work on your GCSEs until the end of year 11. Then you decide what level 3 courses you will do - normally either A levels or BTECs, or possibly a combination. Whatever you choose, you'll do them at school or college. There is no point doing A levels at college and a BTEC in your spare time - you won't have time to do both and nobody will care anyway. There is no point taking a gap year to do a BTEC as well as a full load of A levels.

Your best option to stand out when it comes to university applications is to do as well as you can in your normal school subjects. You can't make yourself stand out by doing far more qualifications than normal, or younger than normal. Quality not quantity.
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You need to work on your GCSEs until the end of year 11. Then you decide what level 3 courses you will do - normally either A levels or BTECs, or possibly a combination. Whatever you choose, you'll do them at school or college. There is no point doing A levels at college and a BTEC in your spare time - you won't have time to do both and nobody will care anyway. There is no point taking a gap year to do a BTEC as well as a full load of A levels.

Your best option to stand out when it comes to university applications is to do as well as you can in your normal school subjects. You can't make yourself stand out by doing far more qualifications than normal, or younger than normal. Quality not quantity.
sorry, what do you mean by combination
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The thing is, you have been asking about Cambridge. If you want to go to Cambridge, forget BTECs. You will want to go to sixth form and take A levels. But right now, you need to get the best GCSEs you can.
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The thing is, you have been asking about Cambridge. If you want to go to Cambridge, forget BTECs. You will want to go to sixth form and take A levels. But right now, you need to get the best GCSEs you can.
ok thank you
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