UCAS/Uni/BTECH mess up

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Hi Guys,


I'm currently in quite a big predicament and i'll try to condense as much back story as i can in this post so please bear with me...


In 2011/12 I did a failed year of AS Levels, and in 20112/13 & 2013/14 I retried my A Levels and passed with BCD. Not great by any stretch, but yeah it took me 3 years to finish A levels instead of 2. Last summer after receiving my results i ridiculously rushed into a clearing course studying media, mainly due to pressure of friends going to uni feeling I had to go. Months later i'm in this situation where i want to quit (de montfort) after half a year due to lack of interest in course and awful teaching. Media was not for me, and I have my heart set on a career in engineering. The only way for me to get to uni to study engineering is for me to do a 2 year BTEC level 3 diploma, meaning I will be 22 when i start Uni.


My question is due to having done half a year at a uni does that affect my ability to get funding for my new degree? (I only had a loan for the course, no maintenance loan)


And will my chances of studying engineering an another uni in 2 years time be seriously reduced because i will have dropped out?


If you stayed this long, I appreciate it and thanks for reading!
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(Original post by jackstevens911)
Hi Guys,


I'm currently in quite a big predicament and i'll try to condense as much back story as i can in this post so please bear with me...


In 2011/12 I did a failed year of AS Levels, and in 20112/13 & 2013/14 I retried my A Levels and passed with BCD. Not great by any stretch, but yeah it took me 3 years to finish A levels instead of 2. Last summer after receiving my results i ridiculously rushed into a clearing course studying media, mainly due to pressure of friends going to uni feeling I had to go. Months later i'm in this situation where i want to quit (de montfort) after half a year due to lack of interest in course and awful teaching. Media was not for me, and I have my heart set on a career in engineering. The only way for me to get to uni to study engineering is for me to do a 2 year BTEC level 3 diploma, meaning I will be 22 when i start Uni.


My question is due to having done half a year at a uni does that affect my ability to get funding for my new degree? (I only had a loan for the course, no maintenance loan)


And will my chances of studying engineering an another uni in 2 years time be seriously reduced because i will have dropped out?


If you stayed this long, I appreciate it and thanks for reading!
Student finance allows you a false start. You get length of course + 1 year - years taken, and in your case this will still give you the full length of the new course.

Universities will judge you on your merits and if you are a good candidate they will consider you. They know people make mistakes. Your age will be immaterial.
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