2018/2019 – First Full Level 3 or Level 3

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    If a student is 19 years of age and has completed a Subsidiary Diploma for BTEC Level 3 (Equivalent to 1 A-Level) and is currently studying Mathematics A-Level, are they entitled to enrol on another Level 3 course and be funded? Confusion is arising as it claims learners are entitled to their first full Level 3 (Equivalent to 2 A-Levels). As the student has only completed a Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Level 3 (1 A-Level) and has his certificate for that course.


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    Ruth CJ


    Sadly, the mapping of number of A-Levels to the equivalent BTEC, does not correlate with “fullness”. Whilst a Sub Dip may only be equivalent to one A Level (which is not full), it is unfortunately considered to be “full”.

    Appendix G of the ILR Spec tells you what’s full. All Level 3 Diplomas are full level 3. L3 Certs are full if they are 30-36 credits.

    The practical upshot being, that this student is not fundable.

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