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    How top-up degrees work

    All of the academic courses offered by A1 Study Center are Ofqual approved and universities will generally accept the credits awarded to students. Students should make it clear to the University that the qualification is OFQUAL RQF validated, at the stated level/credit value. A1 Study Center can provide students with the requisite Ofqual documentation and transcript. Alternatively students can visit the Ofqual website  to confirm the qualification. Each University will consider an application on its merits subject to their own specific entry requirements.

    Graduating A1 Study Center students can progress onto a University programme either to join at Undergraduate entry level, usually on completion of a Level 3 programme, or onto a “top-up” Degree, depending on the level of their completed Ofqual programme. These level equivalencies can be viewed on our ‘Study Levels Explained‘ page. Generally Level 3 is Undergraduate entry, Level 4 first year Degree, Level 5 second year Degree, Level 6 Graduate level and Level 7 Post Graduate level.

    University Top-up courses require you to have a qualification in a relevant subject. This means that the course of study that you choose should be closely tied to your previous qualification. However, it does not have to be the same subject, in many cases if you have studied your level 3/4/5/6 or 7 qualifications in English, an IELTS may not be required. There is wide flexibility and this flexibility allows our students to have a wide range of career or completion prospects upon graduation from A1 Study Center courses. Universities will generally look at your broader experiences and motivations as well as formal qualifications.

    Progression options

    On completion of an A1 Study Center course, students have the following options available to them:

    If you require more information regarding specific progression routes, these are available on each course page under ‘university progression’, alternatively you can contact the A1 Study Center Support team on for further advice and guidance.

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