The BTEC Extended Diploma is a full-time two year course which gives you a qualification equivalent to three full A Levels. These courses are generally more vocational, developing specialist knowledge and practical skills. The diploma is recognised by universities and can be converted to UCAS points for university entrance. If you are interested in vocational study in a particular area this might be a good route for you. There are no exams, with the course being continually assessed through assignments and coursework.