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Taking a second foundation degree after failing/withdrawing from first Watch

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    Hi,
    For several reasons my son wants to switch course, he's not been doing great, not followed through dyslexia assessment (which he had at school but needs re-assessing) plus there have been quite serious issues at home that have hindered him (I'm disabled and haven't been managing my care very well). He would like to get as much as he can from the FdSc he's doing but that will probably be mostly add-on qualifications, he's currently in his 2nd year. He's hoping that he will be able to do a Foundation Degree in something to do with Primary education starting September 2018. Assuming he fails his current FdSc, would he still be able to get finance for another Foundation Degree (2 years length).
    Thanks in advance!
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    (Original post by MummaJane)
    Hi,
    For several reasons my son wants to switch course, he's not been doing great, not followed through dyslexia assessment (which he had at school but needs re-assessing) plus there have been quite serious issues at home that have hindered him (I'm disabled and haven't been managing my care very well). He would like to get as much as he can from the FdSc he's doing but that will probably be mostly add-on qualifications, he's currently in his 2nd year. He's hoping that he will be able to do a Foundation Degree in something to do with Primary education starting September 2018. Assuming he fails his current FdSc, would he still be able to get finance for another Foundation Degree (2 years length).
    Thanks in advance!
    Hi MummaJane,

    If your son undertakes another two year Foundation Degree, we will take into account his previous study when we calculate the support available.

    Can you advise how many years has your son received support from Student Finance, has he repeated any years already or had support for any other courses prior to the course he is currently on ?

    Thanks Rona
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    (Original post by Rona SFE)
    Hi MummaJane,

    If your son undertakes another two year Foundation Degree, we will take into account his previous study when we calculate the support available.

    Can you advise how many years has your son received support from Student Finance, has he repeated any years already or had support for any other courses prior to the course he is currently on ?

    Thanks Rona
    Hi Rona,
    He will have undertaken 2 years study, he isn't/wasn't able to resit as his is the final year that the course is running unfortunately.
    Thanks,
    Jane
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    (Original post by MummaJane)
    Hi Rona,
    He will have undertaken 2 years study, he isn't/wasn't able to resit as his is the final year that the course is running unfortunately.
    Thanks,
    Jane
    Hi Jane,

    The student may wish to repeat his current year in 2018 as we allow an additional year of support for him to do this.

    If he cannot continue and wants to start a new course, the way we calculate support is,

    first we look at the length of the new course, which is two years,
    then we add the additional year of support = three years

    We then deduct the number of years previous study, which you have confirmed is two years,

    3 - 2 = 1 year of funding available.


    He would receive full support for year two of the new course.

    Initially when he applies for year one, he will be entitled to a maintenance loan only, no tuition fee because of his previous study.

    A student can be awarded an extra year of fee support if, it has been a result of Compelling Personal Reasons CPR

    When he applies for the new course we would advise that you send a letter detailing his CPR along with any evidence of the mitigating circumstances.

    That would be a letter on headed paper, written by a health professional or someone professional aware of the situation.

    This would be reviewed on a case by case basis by an assessor, if accepted you will be awarded an additional year of support.

    If we award CPR, you will still be liable for the loans taken during the year(s) of study affected.

    CPR does not write off loans, only allows additional years of funding.

    Regards Rona
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    (Original post by Rona SFE)
    Hi Jane,

    The student may wish to repeat his current year in 2018 as we allow an additional year of support for him to do this.

    If he cannot continue and wants to start a new course, the way we calculate support is,

    first we look at the length of the new course, which is two years,
    then we add the additional year of support = three years

    We then deduct the number of years previous study, which you have confirmed is two years,

    3 - 2 = 1 year of funding available.


    He would receive full support for year two of the new course.



    Initially when he applies for year one, he will be entitled to a maintenance loan only, no tuition fee because of his previous study.

    A student can be awarded an extra year of fee support if, it has been a result of Compelling Personal Reasons CPR

    When he applies for the new course we would advise that you send a letter detailing his CPR along with any evidence of the mitigating circumstances.

    That would be a letter on headed paper, written by a health professional or someone professional aware of the situation.

    This would be reviewed on a case by case basis by an assessor, if accepted you will be awarded an additional year of support.

    If we award CPR, you will still be liable for the loans taken during the year(s) of study affected.

    CPR does not write off loans, only allows additional years of funding.

    Regards Rona

    Thanks for your help Rona, hope you have a good weekend
 
 
 
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