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    Hello, I'm 19 and was "home taught" so i didn't get the chance to do my GCSEs now i want to get into education and im looking at which is the best route for me to go. I looked upon a open uni course and the one i want to do has no requirements for me to access this, so does this mean i can get onto the course without any qualifications?

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    If you didn't even take GCSEs are you sure you want to rush straight into a degree? I'd have thought A levels or an Access course would be best first, I'd imagine starting a degree (which is quite intense) without any prior formal qualifications would be difficult to say the least...
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    I'm pretty smart, like i said i was home tutored. I have the time and self discipline to do so, maybe start a foundation course the first year? I'm not going to waste 3 years doing GCSEs and A-Levels going over the same subjects I've already learned just to prove i have done them. Lack of academic training doesn't mean I'm disadvantaged in any way. Anyway, if anybody can answer my question and let me know if i can access the course if there is no requirements needed it would be very helpful?
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    Yes, you can go straight on to do doing a degree with the Open Uni with no formal qualifications. During the registration process they'll probably advise you on what they think you should do (and it's usually about half the work that you could actually be doing), but if you're firm with them then you're fine. Bearing in mind though, they recommend 6 years for a degree with the Open Uni, but if you're hardworking and have the time/money, you can do it in 3. (I know someone who went through the open uni route, he hated it, but he makes an absolute fortune now, so it was definitely worth it.)
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    I would recommend starting with an Openings course to see where you are. You might struggle with because you haven't worked towards a qualification before so that would help you.

    Just because anybody can start the OU doesn't mean just anyone can finish, and you don't want to spoil things by rushing in too quickly.

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