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Very Confused! Access Course at 25?!

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    So, I have been told that i cannot get into uni this year without my GCSEs in Maths (E grade) & English (D grade) as they are under a C grade. I thought right so there must be a course that I can get onto that I can do my GCSEs again with. I looked at the Access course for nursing & healthcare professionals thought i could get onto that, nope cant do that as I don't have a C grade. Anyway spoke to the college and they do a pre-access course which I think is equivalent to GCSES but not sure? What GCSES exactly? Can I get onto a nursing degree with the PRE-ACCESS COURSE and the access course itself? I'm 25 years old..by the time I've finished ill be 31. Is it all worth it?


    I am 33 and have just completed an adults "fast track" GCSE course to get my grades up to a C.
    I'm starting my access course this week

    You should call back your college to clarify your question, don't be shy its your future at stake.

    *If* I manage to complete my degree I will be 38. Don't hold yourself back, you're a baby!
    Remember that you won't be retiring until gone 65 years old.

    Don't deny yourself a good career and better wages for 30+ years! x
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