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    I'm a mature student, i'll be 30 by next September.
    I have worked as a gymnastics coach since 2003, and personal trainer since 2006, done various sports coaching and sports management roles over the last 5 years since being made redundant, however, GCSE Science i graded DD, and I don't have any specific A Levels in Sport or Science.

    Is there a specific access course to gain A levels or a foundation year for physiotherapy?
    I have seen some on various universities, but not sure which is best.

    Should I apply 5 choices to study physiotherapy at the uni's i chose then wait for them to offer an access course?
    I have emailed asking for further details.

    Also is a foundation year or access course a separate qualification or certificated?

    I have lived nomadically for 5 years and worried if in the first year I don't settle in the location would the foundation/access course be accepted at another uni if i chose to change universities for the undergraduate course?

    Please help

    Many thanks!


    Have a look at your local college's website. What it sounds like you need to do is an Access to Higher Education course in Healthcare. This is a year long course which will give you the credentials you require to get onto a bachelors degree in Physiotherapy.

    It's worth contacting the admissions department to some of your chosen universities as they'll be able to confirm exactly what they will accept. It's not worth applying just yet I don't think as they're unlikely to offer an alternative, they'd probably just reject the application.

    Hope this helps!
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