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    I am currently working full time but I'm planning to go to Uni next year. I finished AAT Level 4, which I have been told that is equivalent to first year of degree. This would mean I could start my course, Bsc in Accounting and Finance, as a 2nd year.

    My problem now is when I've consulted one of the Universities I was interested in applying, I may not be eligible for government funding as I have a qualification with this level.

    Please could someone advise me on what options I could take to be eligible for funding? I have a feeling that I may need to start all over again from the foundation level, which will take me 3-4 years to finish the course.

    Thanks in advance.
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    I am currently working full time but I'm planning to go to Uni next year. I finished AAT Level 4, which I have been told that is equivalent to first year of degree. This would mean I could start my course, Bsc in Accounting and Finance, as a 2nd year.

    My problem now is when I've consulted one of the Universities I was interested in applying, I may not be eligible for government funding as I have a qualification with this level.

    Please could someone advise me on what options I could take to be eligible for funding? I have a feeling that I may need to start all over again from the foundation level, which will take me 3-4 years to finish the course.

    Thanks in advance.
    A level 4 qualification would only make you ineligible for funding for a second level 4 qualification.

    A degree is a level 6 qualification. You should get full funding for the length of your degree (including first year if you studied the AAT at an FE college)
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    A level 4 qualification would only make you ineligible for funding for a second level 4 qualification.

    A degree is a level 6 qualification. You should get full funding for the length of your degree (including first year if you studied the AAT at an FE college)

    Hi. Many thanks for your response. Sorry, I'm really new to this University issue. I never thought I would go to Uni before but now I am having a second thought. So, just to clarify what you've said, I should be okay for full funding of the course? Regards.
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    (Original post by newgirlintown)
    Hi

    I am currently working full time but I'm planning to go to Uni next year. I finished AAT Level 4, which I have been told that is equivalent to first year of degree. This would mean I could start my course, Bsc in Accounting and Finance, as a 2nd year.

    My problem now is when I've consulted one of the Universities I was interested in applying, I may not be eligible for government funding as I have a qualification with this level.

    Please could someone advise me on what options I could take to be eligible for funding? I have a feeling that I may need to start all over again from the foundation level, which will take me 3-4 years to finish the course.

    Thanks in advance.
    (Original post by newgirlintown)
    Hi. Many thanks for your response. Sorry, I'm really new to this University issue. I never thought I would go to Uni before but now I am having a second thought. So, just to clarify what you've said, I should be okay for full funding of the course? Regards.
    Hi newgirlintown,

    Just as PQ says, you would be entitled to full funding. As it's a Further Education course it won't affect your eligibility to funding for a Higher Education/Degree course.

    Regards,

    Stuart
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    Brilliant!!! Many thanks for your assistance!
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