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    • Thread Starter

    Firstly, I am sorry if this is the wrong section to post this I couldn't seem to find a better place to ask.

    I am 19 years old and left school at 16 to start an apprenticeship. After enjoying myself and earning money I am now looking to start a new career path and want to go to University.

    I have looked at local colleges and none of them do any courses for adults. I have found multiple courses online that are intensive so i'll be studying a lot harder to complete my A-levels in one year instead of two.

    I have read a lot of bad things about some of the companies offering these courses and was wondering if anyone has had a good successful experience.

    I thinking of going through NEC (National Extension College).

    Thanks a lot,
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    National Extension College (and similar) are expensive. A lot of people have posted on TSR that they thought they didn't get a lot for the money. You can just buy textbooks and learn on your own, and it's a lot cheaper. However, not everyone has the motivation to succeed entirely on their own - and with NEC you get a tutor. But it is over £500 for a course, so you could have some private lessons and probably still save money. The cost doesn't include exam fees, so that will add another hundred or so on top per subject.
    • Thread Starter

    Hi, thanks for the reply. I have never heard of just buying the textbooks. Is that really all I need? How will i know what to learn in the first place? Motivation is not a problem but like you said £500 a course is a lot for anyone but if it's what i need to spend then I will.
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