There's nothing to stop you doing A levels at college while studying for an OU degree, although I'm not sure why you'd want to bother with A levels if you're doing a degree?
I'm in the process of finding out what level of study with the OU is acceptable as substitution for A levels when applying to a brick uni. Not sure if you need the A levels in order to get into uni at a later date so thought mentioning my situation might be of relevance.
My university of choice has replied, stating that they are reviewing their policy on OU admissions and currently applicants are decided on an individual basis, with OU study sometimes being accepted. The OU replied (with regards to what equivilises as A levels with OU study) stating that courses with them are above the level of A levels and my 60 point course counts as the first year of university. I will be going to an open day with my university of choice to find out the options and will report back.
If this isn't relevant to you OP then just lemme know and I will refrain from hijacking your post.
Ok, back from the open day.
Bristol University do accept OU study in place of A levels but it depends on the degree you want to study and the OU courses you will do.
S104 is the right course for applying to medicine but I am seriously considering applying for neuroscience, attaining that degree and then going in for graduate entry into medical school. The open day was FULL of high acheiving A level & GCSE kids and their proud (pushy?) parents and I think anybody who isn't a top scoring A level student or a mature person whose worked in the care sector for years and done an access course... well, it's going to be like trying to climb everest in a pair of flip flops... not easy.
I went to see the finance people and they were unsure of whether my OU support received will affect my eligibility for full student loans/grants etc. I'm sure I read somewhere that they are unrelated but need confirmation. They have taken my details to get back to me and I will contact the OU to find out also. Once again, will post back with anything I find out.
This is kinda the situation I am in, I've registered to do a 60 point course, I only have GCSEs A-C grade from school. I am 20 just now, I have 4 years of working experience, but I really want to eventually get enough to go to a proper 'brick' uni full time. But I cannot afford to not work full time,while at college, so OU seems my only choice, I just hope I can get into uni!
I'm sure I read on the website recently that the Open University say you must get permission from them if you are also studying with another educational institution at the same time...
If you're already at uni you won't get funding for OU courses, not sure if that applies to colleges.
To be honest I'll happily move, if it means getting to a uni full time.
I haven't decided exactly what kinda degree I want to do, I'm doing social sciences course with the OU, since it covers quite a few subjects, I guess I'll have to start contacting different universities to find out their view on OU courses!