I was wondering if someone could help me. I have been studying since August 2013 for a HND in Leadership and Management. at the time I was stuck in a dead end job and living by myself, and basically wanted to develop myself and use up my spare time. Fast forward 18 months later, ive got a new job with a lot more responsibility and now living with my partner, who has issues with mental health and has been quite poorly with this over the last few months. My time at home is now stretched to look after my partner and complete some extra work for my job.
Ive so far completed 4 level one units at 30 credits each, and i'm currently studying 2 level two units at 60 credits each, looking to finish in July of this year. Ive fallen behind on my studying and also feel that I have other responsibilities which come first - mainly my partner. I was wondering whether I could use the 120 credits ive gained so far and qualify for a HNC instead, which is 120 credits.
When I got my new job, I was offered an income which would have put me over the threshold for applying for a tuition fee loan, so I have purposely kept my income so it is below the threshold, as I don't have the money myself to pay for studying. I am due to increase my pay in the summer when my studying finishes. I don't want to defer because I wouldn't be applicable for a tuition fee loan when I recommence my studying, and I don't want to defer my pay increase from the summer when its due either.
I was wondering if anyone knows whether you can withdraw from a course and then use the credits you have gained to automatically the lower qualification - like going from a HND to a HNC?
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