Diplomas Explained

Diplomas have the same academic value as A-level qualifications. Below you can view the equivalent qualifications to our BTEC-level study:

Qualifications

Duration

Equivalent

Progression

BTEC Level 2 Diploma*

1 year, full-time

GCSE-level study

Level 3 Diploma/Foundation Diploma or employment

BTEC Level 3 Diploma

2 years, full-time

2 A-levels

University-level study or employment

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate forms year 1

1 year, full-time

1 A-level

University-level study or employment

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

2 years, full-time***

3 A-levels

University-level study or employment

BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma forms year 1**

1 year, full-time

1-5 A-levels

University-level study or employment

*Level 2 Extended Certificate for sport

**Level 3 90-Credit Diploma for Uniformed Public Services

***Our Level 3 Agriculture Extended Diploma is three years including an integrated work placement year