if you hold a level 5 qualification....Watch
You need to ask the universities that you are interested in applying to whether they will accept you into third year with your qualification. They may not be able to and ask you to start in second year instead
You would put in a recognition of other learning for the level 5 for the 240 credits and then top up for the remaining 120. However, I would strongly recommend that you check with the university if they accept the qualification first.
However, if the university has already given you 120 credits at level 4 and are aware of your other qualification, I would assume that they haven’t accepted the level 5 qualification but best to check with them.
Thank you both. The uni is currently looking into it for me. The degree is also in education, as is the level 5 I have. I'm hoping they allow it as 8 out of the 20 people on my course have done what I'm asking for.