HNC to first year of uni: SAAS funding?Watch
And yes, I did try calling SAAS, even sending them an email but they do not respond and never pick up the calling.
I used only 1 year of SAAS funding which was the first year of HND (which really, is supposed to be a HNC)
The 4 years+1 of funding is sort of a myth as SAAS will continue to fund you as long as your progressing up an academic level as well as one repeat year, so they'll fund your HNC as well as 4 years of uni without using up your repeat year.
I'm well familiar with this topic as ive completed an HND while a friend of mine only did the HNC but we both applied for uni this year at different levels, myself going into second year and her going into first. My friend was assured that if she went into 1st year of uni with an HNC SAAS would fully fund her for all four years without using her +1. It would only count as a +1 if you were to go into 1st year with a full HND.
However when my friend applied to SAAS her awards notice stated that going into 1st year with an HNC would use her +1 but when she rang to clarify this as we'd been informed differently they confirmed they'd actually made a mistake and her +1 would not be used when going into 1st year with an HNC.
So yes SAAS will fund you all four years of uni without using your +1 and if they make a mistake telling you otherwise just give them a quick call to fix it
Not a problem Glad i could help seeing as i went through a similiar freak out because it's an oddly specific situation! The only reason we managed to get these answers is because we happened to ask a SAAS rep at an Open Day on the off chance and luckily found out what we needed.