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    Has anyone ever taken their A levels between 16-19 for free and then returned to college to get some more and paid to do them?

    I am asking because I made a mess of my A levels as I was ill and ended up taking the easy option and doing a subject that isn't in the direction I want my career to go in. I have an interview at my local college tomorrow and I have the money to pay to take the two A levels I want I am just wondering if it matters that I already have 3 A levels (Double Health and Social Care and General studies and an AS level in Maths)?

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    If you don't have a level 3 qualification, i.e. A-Levels, you can get them at a discounted rate.

    My access course, for example, only cost £80.
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    (Original post by angel_star180)
    Has anyone ever taken their A levels between 16-19 for free and then returned to college to get some more and paid to do them?

    I am asking because I made a mess of my A levels as I was ill and ended up taking the easy option and doing a subject that isn't in the direction I want my career to go in. I have an interview at my local college tomorrow and I have the money to pay to take the two A levels I want I am just wondering if it matters that I already have 3 A levels (Double Health and Social Care and General studies and an AS level in Maths)?

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    i took my first lot of alevels when i was 16-18 and it was free and now i am going back to college in sept to take some different ones. i am now 23 and i have to pay.
    if you have already done Alevels (or a level 3 qualification) you have to pay.

    is that what your asking?
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    Thanks for replying - I understand I have to pay I was just wondering if the college would say I already have my A levels and can't get more there even if I pay - but I guess not as you are doing more on top of the ones you have. I am always worrying about something I just wanted to make sure I can get more if I pay for them. Thank you
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    you can do 50 alevels if you want. there is no limit.
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    Thanks - I've been searching through these forums but most people seem to do access courses but I really want to do my A levels again. I hope it all works out!
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    (Original post by angel_star180)
    Thanks - I've been searching through these forums but most people seem to do access courses but I really want to do my A levels again. I hope it all works out!
    Might be worth doing an Access course instead, it is only 1 year long. A-Levels will take you two more years.

    Talking to many A-Level students, I think an Access course better prepares you for higher education.
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    Thanks I'm having a look into it. I am not bothered how long it takes me though I won't be ready to go to Uni for a while yet. I'll see what the college says tomorrow. Thanks.
 
 
 

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