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Credits vs UCAS points

I graduated in 2001. I wish to retrain as an ODP at the university of Surrey and have been advised I need 15 credits. Are credits the same at UCAS points? I don't want to do an access course as I have a degree already. Can you help please?
Answered by Alison Patterson
Hi Rebekah,

Credits are not the same as UCAS points. You need to go back to the admissions team for an explanation. I am not sure why you do not meet the entry requirements. Ask them asap. You should not take an Access to HE course.

Is your degree in a relevant subject? I cannot find any requirements for science A levels, so it should not matter what the subject of your degree is in terms of equipping you to do the course. They do ask for practical experience, though.

Look at:

www.surrey.ac.uk/undergraduate/operating-departmen...e
and
search.ucas.com/course/summary/713959/operating-de...u

Also look at:

nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/job-profiles/...r

www.hcpc-uk.co.uk/audiences/studentsandapplicants/

Good luck.
CUG

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