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without any good qualifications - how to get to uni!?!?

Im 24 this year and messed up at school big time... but anyway, now im wanting to go to uni to do a degree in midwifery. All i have is a a GNVQ in health and social care. I have worked on a labour ward before as a "support assistant" and on the ante natal clinics so have abit of experience plus i have a little boy , but i feel that the uni would just laugh at my application. should i at least try? Or i was thinking to do A levels first from home - but how many would i need?

Asked By: Easily Confused :-/ - 2/22/2009
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Answered By: The Open University - 2/24/2009
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As a mature student (mature at 24 i know!) you dont necessarily need qualifications as much as life experience. But you could always do a foundation year first which should give you a good grounding in writing essays and studying which youve probably got out of the habit of now.
Answered By: jeanimus - 2/22/2009
 
you have no chance of uni without relevant qualifications,get a real job.
Answered By: jazzman - 2/22/2009
 
without qualifications there aren't many universities which will let you jump straight into a degree course. however, you may be able to take a foundation year (essentially equivalent to A level difficulty, to bring you up to scratch for your first year). if you pass this then they should be able to offer you a place... More
Answered By: Chris W - 2/22/2009
 
I am in the exact same position as you. You should check out the colleges in your area as they may do an 'Access to Higher Education' Course. In my area they do an 'Access to Nursing' Course. These courses are designed for mature students who would like to go to Uni but do not have the necessary qualifications to do so... More
Answered By: *** Mummy to Joey *** - 2/22/2009
 
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Answered By: ♥.TTC.♥ - 2/23/2009
 
As a mature student you actually have a lot of options. Firstly I'd suggest contacting the university you're interested in studying with. Ask them what sort of qualifications they'd be looking for in a mature student. If you have some experience that should count in your favour... More
Answered By: Althaea - 2/23/2009
 
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