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Hello,

I am studying in the OU, and have 60 credits on level 1, for this year I am planning to take 120, 60 on level 1, and 60 on level 2 is it possible?

Also in case I wanted to transfer credit from the open university to another university, will 120 credit on pass be enough for transferring and what level will I be in in the other university?

please help, and thank you


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You'll need to enquire with the university you want to transfer to to know where you'll start and if you can transfer. Though in my experience they'll expect you to start at year 1.

Be aware that for every year you spend with the OU you will lose 1 year of full time funding. So if you're planning on transferring make sure you either have the fees, or are aware how much funding you'll have left before applying.
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Thank you SuperCat007.
About the fees, how if I have done 60 credits in 1 year, will I still lose one year of my tuition fees ?
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Thank you SuperCat007.
About the fees, how if I have done 60 credits in 1 year, will I still lose one year of my tuition fees ?
You've spent 1 year in higher education. That's all it takes. It's taken as literal years, not amount of credits.
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You've spent 1 year in higher education. That's all it takes. It's taken as literal years, not amount of credits.
Incorrect it's taken as credits with a part time fee


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Incorrect it's taken as credits with a part time fee


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No, only if you're transferring between part time to part time. If you're transferring from part time to full time then it's taken as the actual amount in years you've spent in HE previously regardless of how many credits/what qualification you gained. Apologies if the OP does say part time to part time transfer and I've just missed it.
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Thanks everyone for the information, great help, and I hope it is considered according to credits.
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Thanks everyone for the information, great help, and I hope it is considered according to credits.
If you want to go full time at another uni then it definitely isn't. If you want I can post the T's and C's from Student Finance, quote this post if you do want me to. So be prepared to have your money ready to pay the fees and you will lose 1 year of full time funding for every year you spend in HE irrespective of how many credits you study at the time. Good luck.
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If you want to go full time at another uni then it definitely isn't. If you want I can post the T's and C's from Student Finance, quote this post if you do want me to. So be prepared to have your money ready to pay the fees and you will lose 1 year of full time funding for every year you spend in HE irrespective of how many credits you study at the time. Good luck.
yes I would like to start full time. so being prepared seems to be my only option, it is a hard option though.
yes please post the T's and C's from Student finance, and, Thank you very much.
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yes I would like to start full time. so being prepared seems to be my only option, it is a hard option though.
yes please post the T's and C's from Student finance, and, Thank you very much.
No worries, these can be found on the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills website as well. The particular section of interest is 21.1 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2.../contents/made

Standard entitlement of current system students who have transferred from
or otherwise studied on a previous course

21.—(1) The standard entitlement of a current system student who has
studied on a previous course and who does not fall within regulation 22 is
calculated as follows—

(OD+1) - PC

where
OD is the number of academic years that make up the ordinary duration of
the course
PC is the number of academic years that the student has spent on previous
courses.

Regulation 12 defines previous course as follows:

Previous course

12.—(1) Subject to the exceptions in paragraphs (4) to (7), a “previous
course” is—

(b) where the current course begins on or after 1st September 2009—
(i) a lower level qualification achieved following a full-time or part-time
higher education course, a course for the initial training of teachers or a
course designated under regulation 5(10), which the student attended or, in
the case of a compressed degree course or a designated distance learning
course, undertook before the current course;

(ii) a full-time higher education course, a course for the initial training
of teachers or a course designated under regulation 5(10), which the
student attended, or in the case of a compressed degree course or a
designated distance learning course, undertook before the current course
where the student studied but did not achieve a qualification and which
meets one or both of the conditions in paragraph (3);

The conditions listed in paragraph (3) are as follows:

(3) The conditions are—
(a) the course was provided at a publicly funded institution whether or not
in the United Kingdom for some or all of the academic years during which
the student attended or undertook the course; or
(b) any scholarship, exhibition, bursary, grant, allowance or award of any
description which was paid in respect of the student’s attending or, in the
case of a compressed degree course or a designated distance learning
course, undertaking the course to defray fees was from public funds or
funds attributable to public funds.

Therefore the previous study calculation used to establish your standard
entitlement is as follows:

( 3 + 1 ) - 3


Hope that makes sense, all the sections are also in the link I posted, but I have copied and pasted the one that is applicable which states how it is calculated. If you switch to part time however, they will only consider how many credits you've studied so far.
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