A lot of universities accept BTECH National Diploma and they also except the BTECH Certificate which is what DD2 did for Performing Arts she got DD(double ditinction) which is the equivelent to 2 A' is off to Uni this year,she did aslo get a C in A level English
Have a look at the UCAS Tariff table http: /students/ucas_tariff/tarifftabls
DD3 17 is very like your DD she also has
dyspraxia and didn't really get on at school. She did An NVQ1 at in catering last yyear and really loved it and she also made a lot of friends. She is doing another course this year.