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if you only do one year of an undergrad, do you still get any kind of qualification? watch

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    I've messed up uni for ages and only done one full year (well 2 from different degrees...) :eek3:

    if I quit will I get any kind of qualification still???!!!!

    wasted so much money to get nothing...

    thanks people
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    Errrr. Well you get 120 credits for a year if you pass. Then technically you can use these later and only do 2 years of a degree, but they would have to be modules that match the modules of the first year of your new degree if that makes sense??
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    Well your first year doesn't count towards your degree classification so you couldn't say you got a Level 1 BA or whatever but like caffee said you could use the credits later to go straight into the 2nd year of another course.
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    I think after one year and the necessary number of credits, you become eligible for a certificate of higher education (which isn't really worth an awful lot, to be honest, but it's certainly better than leaving with nothing at all).
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    You're much more knowledgeable on this than me, River. What's the exact situation?
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    (Original post by hobnob)
    I think after one year and the necessary number of credits, you become eligible for a certificate of higher education (which isn't really worth an awful lot, to be honest, but it's certainly better than leaving with nothing at all).
    Yes it is. It's still a higher education qualification and is something that can be built upon in the future.

    I think this varies slightly by degree and university. But after completing level one (first year) a student can get a certificate of higher education, completing second year is equivalent to a diploma of higher education and third year the actual degree.

    So even if you've only completed the first year, you should be able to get a certificate. Some universities might want you to pass all 120 credits at level one in order to get a certificate, others will stipulate 100. I know here at Durham it's 100 credits for a certificate and 200 credits, with at least eighty of those post-level one, for a diploma)

    How many credits do you have? You said you've completed level one on two different degree courses? Is so that should be 240 level one credits (two "first years" is you know what I mean?) If so, you should be entitled to at least one certificate of higher education. You can then chose to keep the certificate as its own qualification or transfer the credit to another degree including one at the Open University. This means you can possibly go straight into second year.

    However, you can usually only transfer a maximum of 120 level one credits to another degree. So if you have completed two first years then you can't use all of this new credit for a new degree. But even then you can use one completed first year and use as that to claim a certificate, then use the second completed first year's credit to transfer elsewhere if you want to.

    Sorry, I've probably complicated things. If you can let me know exactly how many credits you've passed I'll try and explain better once I'm back tonight. :hat2:

    But if you don't mind me asking, what sort of problems are you having? Why are you considering leaving? Always try and speak to someone at the university if you're having problems. Even if you are going to leave they should be able to inform you of the university's own regulations and what award you're eligible for.
 
 
 
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