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    I have been given about five different, conflicting pieces of advice from universities and SFE with regards to student finance for 2013 / 2014 so I'm hoping somebody here may be able to provide me with a definitive answer.

    I plan to study an undergraduate degree full-time at university starting September 2013.

    In 11 / 12 I studied a Certificate of Higher Education (level 4 qualification) part-time. I received funding from SFE via a grant to pay for this course.

    In 12 / 13 I have studied a second Certificate of Higher Education (again, level 4) part-time. This time I paid for the course myself. I have only received DSA.

    The problem is some people have said both of these years get included in previous study calculations so I would only be eligible for two years support during my degree. Others have said they don't get counted at all so I would qualify for funding throughout my entire degree. SFE have told me both - so I really don't know where I stand!

    Personally, I thought previous study only gets taken into account when it's an equivalent level qualification. A Certificate of Higher Education and a degree are clearly not ELQs.

    Hopefully somebody can clarify the exact rules for me as I feel I'm being seriously messed about and I just don't know where I stand on such an important issue!


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    Hi Sean,

    Double checking this one, I'll get back to you asap

    Thanks!
    Mark-Lee
 
 
 
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