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    To continue my education at college, I need to do a one year humanities course, two year A level course and then 3 years of uni. I'll be 27 by then.

    I didn't get the qualifications before for personal reasons.

    Is it worth it?

    1. I don't know for sure, but I'm hoping it will be an adult course. If I'm wrong, I don't think I'd want to be around teenagers when I'm 21 so that would be a reason not to do it.

    2. I'll be behind everyone else career wise.

    Any advice?
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    (Original post by damonireturns)
    To continue my education at college, I need to do a one year humanities course, two year A level course and then 3 years of uni. I'll be 27 by then.

    I didn't get the qualifications before for personal reasons.

    Is it worth it?

    1. I don't know for sure, but I'm hoping it will be an adult course. If I'm wrong, I don't think I'd want to be around teenagers when I'm 21 so that would be a reason not to do it.

    2. I'll be behind everyone else career wise.

    Any advice?
    Think about what you want in life, if you need specific qualifications then you should do those and try to only thing about the positives! If there's a career you wish to have that doesn't necassarily require qualifications such as art or travel then follow paths to do that c:
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    (Original post by damonireturns)
    To continue my education at college, I need to do a one year humanities course, two year A level course and then 3 years of uni. I'll be 27 by then.

    I didn't get the qualifications before for personal reasons.

    Is it worth it?

    1. I don't know for sure, but I'm hoping it will be an adult course. If I'm wrong, I don't think I'd want to be around teenagers when I'm 21 so that would be a reason not to do it.

    2. I'll be behind everyone else career wise.

    Any advice?
    Its 100% worth it
    I haven't been able to do my studies at the same rate as people my age because of health problems. Yes friends my own age and younger are in their chosen careers but I have lots of life experience to take to uni that they wouldn't have had.
    I am a mature student at college at the moment, I have nearly finished my level 2 and am doing level 3 next, then I want to go to uni to do Media makeup (prosthestics and wigs). I will be 27 when I finish. But its doesn't stop me wanting to go. You are never too old to learn. Lots of adults go back to uni, people go back when they are in there 50s+ Don't worry about being 'behind' other people, turn your age into a positive and go for it!
    Your point about being with teenagers I totally understand, I am the oldest in my class at college, it can be tough at times because they can mess around and don't take things seriously but you get through that, because you will probably work harder and be more dedicated and mature, don't let other peoples ages stop you from achieving what you want to
    Please feel free to ask any more questions if you have any
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    (Original post by iNoddy)
    Think about what you want in life, if you need specific qualifications then you should do those and try to only thing about the positives! If there's a career you wish to have that doesn't necassarily require qualifications such as art or travel then follow paths to do that c:
    Yeah, I think I want to study Eng Lit and need more qualifications to study it, so yeah, I'll just try to stay positive.
    (Original post by DreamOfTheStage)
    Its 100% worth it
    I haven't been able to do my studies at the same rate as people my age because of health problems. Yes friends my own age and younger are in their chosen careers but I have lots of life experience to take to uni that they wouldn't have had.
    I am a mature student at college at the moment, I have nearly finished my level 2 and am doing level 3 next, then I want to go to uni to do Media makeup (prosthestics and wigs). I will be 27 when I finish. But its doesn't stop me wanting to go. You are never too old to learn. Lots of adults go back to uni, people go back when they are in there 50s+ Don't worry about being 'behind' other people, turn your age into a positive and go for it!
    Your point about being with teenagers I totally understand, I am the oldest in my class at college, it can be tough at times because they can mess around and don't take things seriously but you get through that, because you will probably work harder and be more dedicated and mature, don't let other peoples ages stop you from achieving what you want to
    Please feel free to ask any more questions if you have any
    Good luck with the course. I'll be doing an access course so I may avoid being around teenagers, but yeah, I'll still be a bit behind, but I think education is always worth it. It's a **** situation to be in, but we're both trying to make the most of it.
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    I left school with just two C's in 2011, then I went to college for 3 years doing a level 2 and level 3 btec and now Im in 2nd year of University, so nothing is impossible you just need to make time for it.

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