Hi so im 25 and ive finally decided what i want to do work wise! I'm wanting to become a social worker, the problem is i have no qualifications apart from my high school grades which are no higher than a d (highest grade i could get with the papers i had!).
Is it obtainable? or am i too old to go back into education?
where do i start course wise?
Any advice would be great
You're never too old! If you want to do it you will! Have a look at the courses that open university have to offer, there's other places like ics that offer courses too, you may have to start with a foundation course and work up from there or perhaps retake a few gcse's but in the long run it'll defo be worth it. Good luck
You could do an access course in college this is what I did you should also get it for free since you have no prior qualifications like I did this course is also for older students. Then go onto OU, whichever is easier for you. I did two years of uni found out I was pregnant so I'm finishing my degree with OU in september :]
Ou will not do a social work degree. You can do a relevant honours degree with ou but would then need to do full time masters at uni. I was gonna do this but opted for teacher training now I have my degree. Ou does not require previous qualifications to study but you will want to start with level one courses. Other way to do it is an access course then 3 year social work degree full time at uni. You should get student loans if at uni and if at ou may qualify for funding. I was a single mum on low wage doing my degree and only had to pay a couple of top up fees when I went over max limit and was piggy backing courses! Good luck!
Youre never too old! Im doing a GCSE maths course at college (Im 19 and didnt pass at school) and there are people anywhere between 16 and 40 in that class. Lots of them are parents or have other commitments so they are very flexible to everybodies needs.
Not sure what you need to do where the OU is concerned but Connexions helps adults out now so they might be worth a try.
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