I've posted this question not only for my benefit, but also that of others who are in a similar boat as there seems to be a lot of misleading information about people that did a CertHE funded in 1 year vs 2 years.
So last year I applied for a part time tuition fee loan for my first year in a BSc in Computing and IT with The Open University, after discovering I didn't enjoy some aspects of the course, the hours involved while also needing to work full-time to support my studies, I contacted SFE.
After speaking to 2 advisors, they came to the general consensus that if I triggered my level 4 exit qualification (Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT) which is awarded after successful completion of 120 credits in my first year, and I applied for a different course full-time (BSc in Computing Science) at year 1 entry, that I would still be eligible for all 3 years funding due to the gift year rule and the overall degree (level 6) is of a higher level than the level 4 CertHE I was awarded upon successful completion of 1 year with The Open University.
Now scouring the internet there seems to be contrasting information in this regard, as people that completed a CertHE in 2 years aren't eligible for first years funding, while people that completed in 1 year are.
I just wanted confirmation if this is the case, as I have acted on advice from two of your advisors leaving my job and withdrawing from my second year enrollment with The Open University, I'm currently awaiting a reply from one of your assessors and I'm slightly worried my applications taking so long compared to my younger brothers application.
Tuition Fee Loan for BSc while holding a CertHE