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Is a level 3 combined with HASC equivalent to 3 A levels?

Hi. I've dropped out of/ planning to drop out of A levels because of my really bad mental health and the school enviroment (where I don't have a good group to hang with and where people make snarky comments towards me because of my obvious social difficulty (most likley autism)) wasn't helping /was making it worse. I was looking to join college in September and I came across this course which looks interesting, as I want to go to uni to study psychology later on to become a research psychologist.

I'm wondering if this course is equivalent to three A levels? I have another college in mind (that Is A LOT closer to me as the other one is like 1 hour and 30 mins away :/) that does health and social care at a level 3 extended but idk which to pick.

Thank you in advance!
Original post by Kennyneverdies9
Hi. I've dropped out of/ planning to drop out of A levels because of my really bad mental health and the school enviroment (where I don't have a good group to hang with and where people make snarky comments towards me because of my obvious social difficulty (most likley autism)) wasn't helping /was making it worse. I was looking to join college in September and I came across this course which looks interesting, as I want to go to uni to study psychology later on to become a research psychologist.
I'm wondering if this course is equivalent to three A levels? I have another college in mind (that Is A LOT closer to me as the other one is like 1 hour and 30 mins away :/) that does health and social care at a level 3 extended but idk which to pick.
Thank you in advance!

The title couldn't be too long but it's a level 3 diploma in psychology with health and social care.
Original post by kennyneverdies9
The title couldn't be too long but it's a level 3 diploma in psychology with health and social care.

There are no BTECs with Psychology with HASC so it might not be equivalent to A levels. It might be something like an OCR accredited course which don't carry UCAS points. Put a link to the course and I can check it further.
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Original post by bamtutor
There are no BTECs with Psychology with HASC so it might not be equivalent to A levels. It might be something like an OCR accredited course which don't carry UCAS points. Put a link to the course and I can check it further.


I'm most likley going to do the level 3 extended in health and social care as I think that's the smarter decision, but here is the link:

https://www.westherts.ac.uk/courses/school-leavers/psychology/level-3-combined-diploma-in-psychology-with-health-and-social-care
Original post by Kennyneverdies9
I'm most likley going to do the level 3 extended in health and social care as I think that's the smarter decision, but here is the link:
https://www.westherts.ac.uk/courses/school-leavers/psychology/level-3-combined-diploma-in-psychology-with-health-and-social-care

Ah, its not a BTEC. it could be an NCFE Combined Diploma which does Cary UCAS points. Just double check with the College, the Awarding body and that it is equivalent to 3 A levels.
Original post by bamtutor
Ah, its not a BTEC. it could be an NCFE Combined Diploma which does Cary UCAS points. Just double check with the College, the Awarding body and that it is equivalent to 3 A levels.


Alright, thank you mate :smile:

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