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    Hello,
    I'm hoping somebody will be able to help me.

    I studied a BA education studies at university a few years ago, i never completed the degree due to family illness.

    I have since started a job at a school and they are eager to get me into teacher training, however i need 240 credits ( 2 years) to enter into the training scheme they have offered. i currently have 210. i failed one module ( by one 20% assignment) and the university have said there nothing they can do now. does anybody know if it's possible to study a single module at all? i'm in Essex but all the universities i have tried will only offer me an entire course.


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    (Original post by jenna.marie206)
    Hello,
    I'm hoping somebody will be able to help me.

    I studied a BA education studies at university a few years ago, i never completed the degree due to family illness.

    I have since started a job at a school and they are eager to get me into teacher training, however i need 240 credits ( 2 years) to enter into the training scheme they have offered. i currently have 210. i failed one module ( by one 20% assignment) and the university have said there nothing they can do now. does anybody know if it's possible to study a single module at all? i'm in Essex but all the universities i have tried will only offer me an entire course.


    thank you for you help
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    Yes, I agree the OU is the most likely option. If you can get them to recognise your existing credits then you could get a DipHE (equivalent to an HND or 240 credits) http://www.open.ac.uk/study/credit-transfer/

    Once you've got the 240 credits, you would then have the options of
    a) continuing to study with the OU
    b) doing a top-up year with another uni - essentially it's doing final year there - so you graduate with a BA/BSc
    c) carrying on straight away with teacher training, as the school has suggested

    Do be aware that if you want to do more study later, once you get a qualification that is at the same level or higher than the one you want to do, you won't be able to get funding for it. So, for instance, if you did a PGCE but then later wanted to do a top up year, you wouldn't get funding for it - you'd have to do the top-up year first. This is know as the ELQ rules, if you want to look into it in more detail.
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    I agree with the above posters. I will only add that you can't get a student loan to fund a stand-alone OU module, so it is definitely worth transferring your existing credits to the OU and registering on either a DipHE or a BA/BSc, if only to avoid paying the module fee yourself.

    The OU does not offer any 30-credit Education modules, they are all worth 60-credits. That means if you do decide to do an OU module and register on a qualification, you will only be able to transfer 180 credits from your existing university studies.
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    thank you everyone,
    that's what I thought..
    I don't really want to do a whole 60 credits when i only need 30, especially whilst working full time. although OU might be my only option due to childcare anyway. I spoke to my old tutor and she suggested i ask the course leader to wave the 20% assignment or ask if i could submit it now and gain the credits but he hasn't allowed that (understandable).

    thanks everyone.
 
 
 
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