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  • Lower Age limit for foundation degree course

    Hi,
    I am currently 15 and about to start studying for my highers, and will therefore be leaving when I am 16. It has been my intention for quite a while now to do the foundation degree course to become a deck officer, however do you have to be 17 to begin the foundation degree course?

    Cheers
    Jack

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    Re: Lower Age limit for foundation degree course

    You need 120 ucas points so you will need atleast 1 year of post 16 at school or college
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      Re: Lower Age limit for foundation degree course

      Thanks for the reply. The thing is, I started school when I was 4, so I will hopefully have the required number of points by the time I am like 16 and a half. Oh well, I'll give it a go! If it doesn't work out i will have to take a gap 6 months.

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        Re: Lower Age limit for foundation degree course

        Age has nothing to do with points, you gain them from passing exams. For the Foundation Degree you are required to have 120 UCAS points from Scottish Highers or 'A' levels. You must also have passed two Highers/'A' levels I believe.

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          Re: Lower Age limit for foundation degree course

          Originally posted by jackc
          Age has nothing to do with points, you gain them from passing exams. For the Foundation Degree you are required to have 120 UCAS points from Scottish Highers or 'A' levels. You must also have passed two Highers/'A' levels I believe.

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          Put in laymans terms you will be about 17 by the time you have A levels ASSUMING you have done well enough in the first year to pass A2 without taking the second year exams or have taken exams early entry. Realistically though you'll be looking at going in around 18
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            Re: Lower Age limit for foundation degree course

            References to A Levels are largely irrelevant, the OP is at school in Scotland. It is entirely possible to start uni at 16 with Scottish qualifications if you are amongst the younger folk in your school year group (birthdays between October and March). Unless a particular institution or company insists on a lower age limit (unlikely) then I don't see why you couldn't start an FD/PD course at 16.

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            • #7
              Re: Lower Age limit for foundation degree course

              Thanks for the replies everyone

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