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Open Uni Anatomy and Physiology Level 4 Open Learning

Discussion in 'Distance Learning (A Levels & Others)' started by Anahita_x, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. Anahita_x

    Anahita_x Member

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    Hey,
    Just wondering if anyone has done the Anatomy and Physiology Level 4 NCFE Diploma? I'm looking into doing it as open study to get my science qualifications up. Just finished my Alevels but did Law Psychology and English Literature so want to get more science qualifications to help my application. Its the next level up from Alevel so wondering if it may be abit difficult or whether I should take level 3 (A level equviliant) Does anyone have any advice?
    Thankyou :)

    C x
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    hi you would need to check that your uni will accept it, no point doing it if not recognised. plus i have heard some course providers can be a bit dodgy, with stuff missing etc, so check on quality as well. id recomend open uni level 1. the short courses are fab and most uni's will accept them.
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    Ok thankyou just that is GCSE standard isnt it? Level 1 and 2 were I thought. I already have two science GCSE's just wanted to get something abit higher.. oh dont now what to do :(
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    open university level 1 is equal to first year uni so a normal level four (with a-level being 3 and gcse being 2)
    open uni do a biology course called sk277 which is 30 credits at ou level 2, so a normal level 5.
    i hope that helps and didn't confuse :)
    J x
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    Oh thankyou very much! will have a google now. what do credits count for? Only know Alevel ucas equivilants x
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    They don't equate to UCAS points like A levels do. But unis can see that they are at a higher level than A level.
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    the uni i am applying to want 60 open uni credits including a biology a-level equivalent, i have no other countable quals (i have loads of IT based quals but they dont count :( )
    J x
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    I really, really like the look of the course you've linked above, would be great if someone here has taken it and could share some experience of it.
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    Yeah, I just ordered the course yesterday, decided to go for level 3 (Alevel) though because I thought the level 4 might be abit difficult afterall. I already have my Alevels so dont need anything to get into uni but just want some extra knowledge in some kind of biology and thought this was the best option for me, I will let you know birthbelle what it is like when its arrived and whether its worth it or not! Looking forward to studying it and getting an extra qualification under my belt !!

    Cx
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    Aaawwwww that's fantastic, it could help a lot of people out, I think definitely ask any intended Uni's about if they recognize the Qual too, and very very best wishes!

    I need recent study, and for most I need some science in there as don't have any, and I wouldn't dream of applying for midwifery without some science qual's, basically so I knew in myself I'd be able to cope with the influx of it on the degree.

    I had a place on a Midwifery Access course, but due to it being 2days a week, but only 3hrs science, the tutors their advised OU etc and I agreed, now I need to just find that right course, again lol

    Off to Google 'Entonox online course' :D

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