Is a Higher education certificate useless ? Or is there a way to achieve a bachelor

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    Hi all,

    I gained a certificate of higher education in my final year as an undergraduate. I was not offered a chance to retake a yyear to gain the bachelors degree because I was already rewarded for that degree. Is it possible to transfer to another university and pursue for a bachelors degree? Will it be possible to take credits and transfer to a university in Europe or elsewhere ?

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    (Original post by Gabb.s)
    Hi all,

    I gained a certificate of higher education in my final year as an undergraduate. I was not offered a chance to retake a yyear to gain the bachelors degree because I was already rewarded for that degree. Is it possible to transfer to another university and pursue for a bachelors degree? Will it be possible to take credits and transfer to a university in Europe or elsewhere ?

    Thank you
    A CertHE is usually awarded for successful completion of the first year of a course. If you completed the second year you would normally be awarded a Diploma of HE (should you not continue into third year or fail to pass enough modules in your final year).

    There's a number of options to "top up" to a degree using your existing credits - Open University is the most common route (because often people in this situation have a job and are happy to take the additional credits in their spare time - plus the OU is particularly flexible and accepting of a range of credits) but there are a good number of brick universities that will offer the same.

    What you might struggle with is financing - with a CertHE most universities will only allow you to start in the second year - and because you've already received funding SFE would normally only pay for 1 additional year's funding for you to top up to a degree.

    Speak to your old university and ask them for a full transcript (including CATS/ECTS points for your modules....that's what your new university will need to know about what you've got so far in order to decide if they can accept you).
 
 
 
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