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Equivalent or lower qualification (ELQ) exceptions

Students who want to study a secondary qualification could still get funding for fees or living costs if they meet the ELQ exception rule. This depends on the course they intend to study.

We will use the subject category (HECoS code) of the course to determine which part-time courses are exempt from the ELQ rule.

If a course has multiple HECoS codes, all of these must be eligible according to the subject category list and the additional specified list of eligible subjects.

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