I am 19 and currently at college studying Health and Social Care. Not quite sure what I want to do in the future thinking of something within Healthcare. My local college are doing an Access Course in Nursing and Healthcare and I was thinking about doing it next year. It seems like it covers alot and it could open up quite alot of jobs. The problem is though I am not sure if I want to go to university so would it be a waste of time doing the Access Course?
correction (sort of)
An access course is actually a diploma - wether anyone will recognise it as a worthy diploma 'on its own' is another matter.. but a dilpoma still the same. :>
There are people on my Access course who don't plan to go on to Uni. I think most of them are already in the health profession though, such as working in a care home or as an auxillary nurse.
Access courses are meant for MATURE STUDENTS, yet they have been hijacked by young brats.
Yes an access course is worth it if you want to move onto University and I am 90% sure that if you were to decide not to go into Higher Education, you would probably regret it!
Most people in these days are not recognised if you have not obtained a degree, as so many people go on to university. If you plan on getting anywhere in life then a degree shall help!
For the people who have said University is for older people, that is the most simple minded thing I have heard! I have done A-Levels and I studied and tried but I am awful in exam conditions, so when I heard about the access course I jumped straight at the chance and I have just turned 21 and have received nothing but Level 3 Merits and Distinctions. Most the people in my class are around my age and we are doing exceedingly well and have all been accepted into our universities. Everyone deserves a second chance and seeing as everyone has there own academic styles, I do not think anyone can be the judge of who and who shouldn't be allowed on the course.
I am 20 years old. I have just started a Business Access to higher education. I don't think I would be able to cope with uni, so have gone into the course with the idea that it may enable me to progress to a better job. However, after doing more research on the matter, it is only really useful if your wanting to go to university. Should I continue with the course, or is it a waste of my time?