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    I'm thinking of doing either ICS diploma or NCFE level3 Fashion and Design course as well as 3Alevels. Which one is better?

    I wanted to do textiles Design Alevel but because our sixth form doesnt offer this subject so I had to look for other options such as home/distance learning.
    I also wanted to know wether ICS diploma and NCFE level3 were useful and accepted by Unis.

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    The ICS Diploma is not accepted by universities as a qualification. The NCFE level 3 is recognised as a vocational qualification but I'm not sure if universities would actually consider it in terms of their entrance requirements.

    If you were going to do either the ICS Diploma or the NCFE level 3 then do the NCFE level 3. The ICS Diploma is a vanity qualification (sounds good but actually pretty worthless academically).

    Why not just focus on the three A levels?
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    (Original post by IndiePixie)
    The ICS Diploma is not accepted by universities as a qualification. The NCFE level 3 is recognised as a vocational qualification but I'm not sure if universities would actually consider it in terms of their entrance requirements.

    If you were going to do either the ICS Diploma or the NCFE level 3 then do the NCFE level 3. The ICS Diploma is a vanity qualification (sounds good but actually pretty worthless academically).

    Why not just focus on the three A levels?

    Thanks for your information.
    I orginally wanted to take Textiles Design Alevel as I am
    very interested and I wish to study Fashion Design at
    universtiy. Studying Fashion at Central Saint Martins is my
    dream our college however unfortunately does not offer
    Textiles Design Alevel therefore I was searching for home
    learning Fashion courses and that is how I found NCFE and ICS diploma.Although home learning qualifications are not as
    well recognised and useful as Alevels for applying
    universities, this would be my only way to study Fashion.

    At our college we have to take 4 AS subjects and 3A2 therefore ending up with 3 Alevels. However I am considering taking 3 AS subjects aswell as this home learning qualification and continue with these 3 AS subjects in A2, as I am gaining 3 Alevels this way too as well as gaining an extra qualifcation in Fashion.

    Oh! and today I found another qualification known as the Standard/Higher Level Diploma course. Do you possibly know anything about these?

    Thank you
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    Oh! and today I found another qualification known as the Standard/Higher Level Diploma course. Do you possibly know anything about these?
    If it is the City and Guilds or BTEC Standard / Higher Level Diploma then these are definitely well regarded.

    Have you thought about doing an intensive short course in the summer rather than studying from home? There are some here that look interesting. Good luck
 
 
 
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