Does Diploma route count for UCAS points?

hztmhztm Feels At HomePosts: 50Registered
Hi,
The UCAS web site says that the NVQ Level 3 is worth 160 points. Does the Diploma Route (Advanced Certificate) also count or is it only the NVQ route.

Thank you for any advice

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  • AK002AK002 Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 2,492Registered
    I dunno..

    But what are UCAS points?
  • columbiacolumbia Experienced Mentor Posts: 580Registered
    It's for University.
  • PAMDILLPAMDILL Experienced Mentor Posts: 709Registered
    I must admit I thought the 160 points was for Level 4 or Diploma level.
  • hztmhztm Feels At Home Posts: 50Registered
    It says on the UCAS site that the 160 points is for level 3 NVQ - just wondered if it counts for Diploma as well - I will fire an email to aat.
  • hztmhztm Feels At Home Posts: 50Registered
    AAT say that only the NVQ route provides the UCAS points and not the Diploma route. As far as UCAS are concerned, the NVQ intermediate level is worth 160 points which is higher than an A grade at A level. However they do not recognise the Diploma route.

    I guess this implies that the NVQ route is considered higher than Diploma route. What a shame I have signed up for Diploma.
  • messedup89messedup89 Experienced Mentor Posts: 1,281Registered
    hztm wrote: »
    AAT say that only the NVQ route provides the UCAS points and not the Diploma route. As far as UCAS are concerned, the NVQ intermediate level is worth 160 points which is higher than an A grade at A level. However they do not recognise the Diploma route.

    I guess this implies that the NVQ route is considered higher than Diploma route. What a shame I have signed up for Diploma.

    160 UCAS points? wow aat plus my a levels and i could get into any uni course i wanted! Tho now pointless going uni as going to do ACCA after aat. Do you know how many points nvq lv4 technician are worth?
  • reddwarfreddwarf Experienced Mentor Posts: 528Registered
    This is appalling the government changed from NVQ to Diploma and now they say they are less valuable for UCAS - what is going on???
  • hztmhztm Feels At Home Posts: 50Registered
    messedup89 - You get the points for NVQ Intermediate - you do not get anything extra for Level 4. Bizarre - Anyway, I too am going to following the same route as you - ACCA.
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