What is credit transfer?
Whether you’ve studied some modules or courses at higher education level, completed part of a degree, diploma or certificate, you may be able to use it towards an Open University qualification.
We call this credit transfer, and it allows you to reach your qualification goals sooner, saving you time and money.
Why should I apply?
Save time and cost – If you're awarded credit you'll have less modules to study, so you'll pay less and finish sooner.
Avoid repetition – You may not have to repeat previously completed learning.
Lose nothing – You won't lose any credit from your previous study. Many of our qualifications allow you to transfer credits achieved up to 16 years ago.
When should I apply?
If you’re thinking of starting your studies in October 2023
, you’ll need to apply for credit transfer by 10/08/2023