This qualification is for students who wish to prepare for a career in a specific occupational area and/or progress to degree level study at University.

A BTEC Extended Diploma is a two year programme, worth 180 credits and is equivalent to three A Levels. This programme can attract the maximum in UCAS points of 168. Achieving a D*D*D* (Triple Distinction) in a BTEC Extended Diploma is worth the same UCAS points as 3 A Levels at A*.

When searching for a university course, you’ll find the entry requirements include a minimum number of UCAS points. This will often be 112 UCAS points, although this will vary from course to course, however most universities seem to accept that 112 UCAS points are the standard for the average UK student. Universities will also assess their candidates on many different factors as part of their criteria.