Doing part time HNC then doing a different degree course

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I am considering doing a part time HNC course at my local FE college and the fees will be £3500 a year. If I decide to do a completely different degree after the HNC what will happen to my student finance applications?
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If you have 2 years part time study resulting in a qualification then that will use up 2 years of funding.

HE funding is calculated as:
length of new course (eg 3 years) + 1 gift year - previous years of study (2) = the first year of any new degree would be unfunded.

Unfunded means no tuition fee loan for the first year. You would still get a maintenance loan for that year.
2nd year onwards would be fundable with both tuition and maintenance loans.

An HNC is equivalent to 1st year of a degree - don't take one unless you expect it to give you entry into 2nd year of a degree.
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(Original post by PQ)
If you have 2 years part time study resulting in a qualification then that will use up 2 years of funding.

HE funding is calculated as:
length of new course (eg 3 years) + 1 gift year - previous years of study (2) = the first year of any new degree would be unfunded.

Unfunded means no tuition fee loan for the first year. You would still get a maintenance loan for that year.
2nd year onwards would be fundable with both tuition and maintenance loans.

An HNC is equivalent to 1st year of a degree - don't take one unless you expect it to give you entry into 2nd year of a degree.
So if I did a HNC part time that would count as the first year of a degree?


Surely I would get more years of funding because the degrees cost less part time. I am very confused.
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So if I did a HNC part time that would count as the first year of a degree?


Surely I would get more years of funding because the degrees cost less part time. I am very confused.
If you completed an HNC part time over 2 years then that would take up 2 years of funding and mean that first year of a new degree would be unfunded.

The student finance rules don't work well for going from part time to full time study.
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