My Biggest Regret

Discussion in 'Teenage Parenting' started by MissMamma, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. MissMamma

    MissMamma Mummy

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    I just got told the college i was banking on starting in September wont accept me because i turn twenty in august.
    I dont know what to do. I'm so gutted i could cry.
    I always say i dont have regrets but i do. I regret getting kicked out of school and all my colleges :cry: why was i such a little brat when i was younger?!
     
  2. lily123

    lily123 Mammy <3

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    :hugs: Aww hun i know exactly how you feel. I've spent 4 years of my life training to be a professional performer. I even went to a specialist college for 2 of those years and spent an absolute fortune on the tuition fees. Now i'm qualified up to my eyes as a performer... and there's absolutely no way to make a career out of that :dohh: so now i've got to retrain and its an absolute nightmare because performing is the ONLY thing i'm good at :(

    Didn't you go to York college? I went there for my a-levels (well, national diploma lol) i'm sure they'd take you back if you explained the situation. My friend got kicked out of there for horrendous attendance, plus smoking in one of the lifts :dohh: and they accepted him back and is in his second year of a-levels :)

    chin up darling :hugs:
    xxxx
     
  3. MissMamma

    MissMamma Mummy

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    I was doing dance too [fat chance of ever making that my profession now!] and i did go to york college, i managed to get through four months before i got chucked out :blush:
    I've moved house since then though and it would now take me over two hours to get there and with a baby the less time wasted on travel the better.

    Can you still do a levels if you're over nineteen?

    I'm just feeling pretty shitty about myself right now :(
     
  4. lily123

    lily123 Mammy <3

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    Wowww maybe we were there at the same time!
    You can do a-levels over 19 yes, you have to pay fees though not entirely sure how much but you can get ALG (adult learning grant) and all sorts of other funding that really helps :) where do you live now? are there any other colleges within easy reach?
    Don't feel bad about yourself babe, you're trying your best to get back into education and i think that's great :hugs:
    xxxx
     
  5. Hotbump

    Hotbump SAHM, student, & wife :)

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    dont know how it works in the uk but sending :hugs: from the us.
     
  6. nadinek

    nadinek Well-Known Member

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    oh hon hope you can get it sorted. Big hugs!
     
  7. Nibblenic

    Nibblenic Well-Known Member

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    Hi hun sorry im not meant to be in here really but I think I can help.

    Funding for education is seperated into 16-18 an 19+ then 25+ with different amoun of funding available for each one.

    Id imagine its because your Birthday is before the course starts that you cant to that one funded. However theres plenty funding out there if you go see a IAG (information and guidence) person at you local college or even look into it at the jobcentre

    Hope it helps
     
  8. laura1991

    laura1991 Mummy to Lily

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    Hugs! You'd think they'd be encouraging young mums to go back into education! Have you spoke to the job centre? They maybe able to speak to colleges and help. I think you may have to pay though!
     
  9. lucy_x

    lucy_x Mummy To Two Stunners

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  10. Sarah10

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    :hugs: Similar dilemma here! I dropped out when i was pregnant, and i will be 19, soon be 20 when my course starts so will have to pay a daft amount (will be in the 19+ section) I don't know how i'm going to do it. There should be more help available. xx
     
  11. bellexx

    bellexx Well-Known Member

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    heya, i do art bnd national diploma and i have about 3 over 20 yr olds in my class... they have to pay so is that the thing u are worried about? i don't see why they wouldn't accept u if u are 20??
     
  12. annawrigley

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    Theres a 20 year old on my course (at York College :winkwink: Wish you could come here! We could be buddddddies :winkwink:) and she doesnt pay fees... Don't know why, I think its if you're on a certain income or on certain benefits or something you can be exempt :shrug: Also theres something I get called Discretionary Learner Support where you get all course materials and travel paid for, so maybe fees would come under that for you? x
     

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