Hello, what a fantastic thread! Can anyone tell me how much the OU charge for the E111? And would it be suitable for a reasonably intelligent but non-degree educated person? Or should I stick to level 3 cert? For the person who said they probably won't be eligible for PT Student Finance have a look here http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/UniversityAndHigherEducation/StudentFinance/DG_201800 there is a link to info about who qualifies - and there is no mention whatsoever of your current income.