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    This post is on behalf of my partner.

    After a 22 year career within the Police force, he has had to take medical discharge. His last position within the force was within the mental health team. He enjoyed this position that much he is looking between a new career within mental health counseling or within mental health itself.

    However with all the experience he has got (which I personally think should override any collection of UCAS points) he hasn't got any qualifications. He has GCSE's (anything from C's and below and 2 GNVQ's in business. One being a foundation (merit) and the other being Intermediate (pass), he then left college and joined the prison Service and then onto the Police.

    Now - looking at the new UCAS points system he needs 24 to do the foundation degree in MH....Does anyone know if GNVQ's hold any meaning or weight within the UCAS system? If not, how would he go about in obtaining points???

    All help is greatly appreciated, I have tried looking for for a conversation chart with very little luck.

    Thanking you in advance

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    From what I can tell, NVQs aren't worth any UCAS points, sorry! However your husband could try the open university, it's a brilliant option. If he would like a physical degree 24 points isn't an awful lot and he could probably get this quite easily at a local college by doing a BTEC. You could maybe contact them for info on this
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    (Original post by EYgrad2016)
    This post is on behalf of my partner.

    After a 22 year career within the Police force, he has had to take medical discharge. His last position within the force was within the mental health team. He enjoyed this position that much he is looking between a new career within mental health counseling or within mental health itself.

    However with all the experience he has got (which I personally think should override any collection of UCAS points) he hasn't got any qualifications. He has GCSE's (anything from C's and below and 2 GNVQ's in business. One being a foundation (merit) and the other being Intermediate (pass), he then left college and joined the prison Service and then onto the Police.

    Now - looking at the new UCAS points system he needs 24 to do the foundation degree in MH....Does anyone know if GNVQ's hold any meaning or weight within the UCAS system? If not, how would he go about in obtaining points???

    All help is greatly appreciated, I have tried looking for for a conversation chart with very little luck.

    Thanking you in advance

    Kate
    UCAS points aren't the be all and end all of admissions - they're a tool provided by UCAS to allow easy comparison of different qualifications.

    Universities decide who is eligible for entry onto their courses - in the case of mature students like your partner then it will be judged on a whole range of factors.

    The best plan is for your partner to contact universities offering a course that he's interested in and asking them directly a) if there's any chance of getting a place for 2017 entry (the deadline for equal consideration has passed but that doesn't mean much for some courses/universities) and b) what sort of qualifications or experience they would expect to see from a successful applicant with his background.

    For counselling qualifications there are a range of qualifications available (not all of them degrees/university level): http://www.bacp.co.uk/accreditation/...e%20Directory/
 
 
 
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