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A better understanding of BTECs would help universities to expand.

Admissions staff must improve their knowledge of the different types of qualifications held by university applicants, according to a report published by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service on 28 January.

In 2015, more than a quarter of home students accepted to higher education held at least one BTEC qualification and less than two-thirds applied with a traditional set of three A-levels. The admissions service says that the BTEC entry rate has doubled since 2008.

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