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    What they are probably getting at is that you have no evidence of recent study.
    I'm 40, did a levels in 1994. Graduated from my first degree in 2001.
    I spoke to the course admissions (for current degree) who said I had no evidence of recent study, which I did actually have as I've done 3 level 3 courses distance learning, but he suggested doing an open uni module to show I can still study at a higher level and it's MUCH cheaper than access course etc.
    I showed I could study while working and raising 3 children, he said I'd find the first year of Uni easy if I was able to do that 😂.
    I was told in 2004 that there's a 5 year cut off for qualifications. You still have them, but you still need recent study evidence. That was Birmingham Uni telling me that.
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    (Original post by SonOfASubmariner)
    Hi, I'm 23 and considering going to university next year to study History. I completed my A-Levels (AAB) back in 2011 but have been told by the couple of universities that I e-mailed that they would not consider me if I applied as they are too old.

    I can't really afford to do an access course as I'm already working three jobs to make up for the three years I'm going to go without making anything, so I wouldn't have the time to do one.

    So, yeah, can I get into university with 5 year-old qualifications?
    Thats crazy. Ive got an unconditional offer for Radiography based on O levels A levels and a degree taken in the 80s! ps having said that they did want me to redo my Maths GCSE and show proof of study of science subject at A2 level so I had a busy year studying with a full time job and four kids leading up to getting that offer.
 
 
 
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