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Refused BTEA previous 3rd level (lesser) Qualification

  • 05-05-2016 5:52pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 56 ✭✭ expatoz


    Hi
    I am currently on a disability allowance and applied for BTEA last year for 1st year of a NFQ Level 8 Degree course, I was refused BTEA on the grounds that i hold an equivalent higher lever qualification, which i don't my prior qual is a NFQ Level 7 Diploma. I was accepted as progressing by SUSI and advised by the office of the Minister for Education that i was progressing. I was advised by Intreo to stay on Disability allowance and do the course as i would keep all my supplementary benefits, which turned out to be not the case and have lost all my allowances except for disability. I have rang the disability BTEA section and am trying to get onto BTEA but they are adamant that [email protected] not progressing till the 4th year, where the information on the DSP site states that you can't progress from Level 7 degree course to level 8 but nothing about Level 7 Diploma course to Level 8, can anyone make any sense of this to me, i'm getting conflicting stories from every department. I did the Level 7 Diploma in 2002 if that makes any difference and paid for it out of my own pocket
    Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,632 ✭✭✭ Sup08


    expatoz wrote: »
    Hi
    I am currently on a disability allowance and applied for BTEA last year for 1st year of a NFQ Level 8 Degree course, I was refused BTEA on the grounds that i hold an equivalent higher lever qualification, which i don't my prior qual is a NFQ Level 7 Diploma. I was accepted as progressing by SUSI and advised by the office of the Minister for Education that i was progressing. I was advised by Intreo to stay on Disability allowance and do the course as i would keep all my supplementary benefits, which turned out to be not the case and have lost all my allowances except for disability. I have rang the disability BTEA section and am trying to get onto BTEA but they are adamant that [email protected] not progressing till the 4th year, where the information on the DSP site states that you can't progress from Level 7 degree course to level 8 but nothing about Level 7 Diploma course to Level 8, can anyone make any sense of this to me, i'm getting conflicting stories from every department. I did the Level 7 Diploma in 2002 if that makes any difference and paid for it out of my own pocket
    Thanks

    Your 2002 Level 7 diploma maybe the equivalent of a current NFQ level 8 and therefore would make you ineligible for funding as not progressing. You can try contact QQI to find out what the equivalent level your diploma is on the NFQ.


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