Does anyone know if there is one out there?
I will be completing my GCSE Maths this year, after having done the Access to Health Sciences course at my local college (they screwed up my registration for the GCSE at the time).
I know I will get horribly bored if I don't study something else while doing the Math course, so I would like to study a CertHE for a year alongside it to keep me going towards the end goal of Paramedicine.
All I have found so far are courses MILES away requiring attendance or CertHE art/english/business.
Hope someone can help me out!
Personally I wouldn't as it can affect your student finance entitlement even if you pay for it out of your own pocket. AFAIK it reduces your entitlement by 1 year as you'd have the equivalent of 1 years uni education.
If you're going into Paramedicine you could think about volunteering with St John's ambulance to get some experience.
If you do a CertHE, this will mean that SF will not fund the first year of a degree in future, regardless.
A CertHE is the qualification you would get from the first year at uni. You cannot get SF for a qualification which is equivalent to, or lower than, one you already hold. This is the ELQ - "Equivalent or Lower Qualification" - rule. It trumps the basic calculation for the number of years of SF you're allowed, which is being discussed above,