Don't know if it's the right place to post this, sorry if not.
I might not be able to afford uni next year so I'm thinking (well, being forced to think) about doing HND for 2 years. It costs half of the uni fees (I'm international) and in the end I will get the status to go to uni on home fees.
Does anyone do an HND? The requirement is 4 GCSE passes, generally, well I have 4 A-Levels and not sure what kind of people would go to go HND. Post GCSE students or post A-Level students, or mature students (mothers etc).
Also, it says that a two-year HND allows entry into the second year at uni. I want to do Economics at uni, but there are not HND in Economics. There are Business Studies, Business Economics, Accounting, Finance, Management and the like, but I don't want to do any of them. I'm not interested in a career in this field, I'm doing economics because I find it amazing but I don't plan to go into Banking etc because it's not for me really. So if I don't do an economics related course, can I still get into the second year of economics degree? Probably not
I'm thinking that if I can't do Economics I might as well do something different, I was thinking about Childcare/Primary Education/Child Psycology because I absolutely adore children and I want to become a teacher. It would also be useful for when I have my own kids. What do you think about it?
Any alternatives to HND? I really really don't want to do 4 A-Levels again, because of the age thing - I'll be 18 and they'll be 16, that's a lot at this age, and all of my friends are moving away to uni /gap year placement. I can't get a job by the way, I have to be in full time education for 2 years, else I won't get the home status and will never go to uni
. I can't travel either (and can't afford to) so no Gap year suggestions please.