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    hi. i am 23 years old and hoping to study the extended diploma in animal management at brackenhurst come September. i currently live on my own in a one bedroom flat and have done for the last three years, i am unemployed at this moment so i am in receipt of JSA and housing benefit, with this being a full time course i do not believe i would be entitled to either of them once i (hopefully) enrol. As the course is further education and because of my age i am not entitled to student finance but as this will be my first full level 3 course it will be government funded but i am struggling to find some assistance with paying my rent and keeping my home going if i decided to go onto study. i am wondering if anyone has been in the same situation and/or if you have any help or advice as to what i could do??

    P.S sorry for the essay but thank you for taking the time to read :-)
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    (Original post by Terri92)
    hi. i am 23 years old and hoping to study the extended diploma in animal management at brackenhurst come September. i currently live on my own in a one bedroom flat and have done for the last three years, i am unemployed at this moment so i am in receipt of JSA and housing benefit, with this being a full time course i do not believe i would be entitled to either of them once i (hopefully) enrol. As the course is further education and because of my age i am not entitled to student finance but as this will be my first full level 3 course it will be government funded but i am struggling to find some assistance with paying my rent and keeping my home going if i decided to go onto study. i am wondering if anyone has been in the same situation and/or if you have any help or advice as to what i could do??

    P.S sorry for the essay but thank you for taking the time to read :-)
    You should be entitled to student loan if you haven't done a degree before?
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    You should be entitled to student loan if you haven't done a degree before?
    Unfortunately not, because its a further education course and i would still be 23 at the start of it, im not entitled to student finance. If it was a higher education course or i was 24, i wouldnt have a problem :-(
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    Unfortunately not, because its a further education course and i would still be 23 at the start of it, im not entitled to student finance. If it was a higher education course or i was 24, i wouldnt have a problem :-(
    Oh ok - well if you're sure you aren't entitled to student finance then I'm not sure what you could do as you won't be entitled to benefits as a full time student. I mean, you could apply for hardship funds but they won't cover your rent for you and won't be enough to live on either for the year. I guess your best bet is to wait til you can get the 24+ loan (can't remember it's name!)
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    (Original post by Terri92)
    hi. i am 23 years old and hoping to study the extended diploma in animal management at brackenhurst come September. i currently live on my own in a one bedroom flat and have done for the last three years, i am unemployed at this moment so i am in receipt of JSA and housing benefit, with this being a full time course i do not believe i would be entitled to either of them once i (hopefully) enrol. As the course is further education and because of my age i am not entitled to student finance but as this will be my first full level 3 course it will be government funded but i am struggling to find some assistance with paying my rent and keeping my home going if i decided to go onto study. i am wondering if anyone has been in the same situation and/or if you have any help or advice as to what i could do??

    P.S sorry for the essay but thank you for taking the time to read :-)
    Hi Terri92 I understand your situation, I can only give you advice base on the information you have posted on this form. Housing benefit is can be very complicated depending on what borough you live and circumstances. The only advice I can give on here is.

    1. Look for job ( obviously you doing it) It need to be part time as that will help with the housing benefit a lot.

    The rest I can't say on this form because it public and anybody suspicious could be looking right now. I can private message you with more information about housing benefit and how to get the right help to succeed on your course and also keep your flat.
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    Hi Terri

    Great to hear you're considering NTU. You could get in touch with our Student Services team for some advice - they can advise about sources of funding, practical support and assistance and they're really friendly! The help line number is 0115 848 6060.

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    Hi, im not too sure but my mum went back to uni and it was a government funded course and she was still entitled to housing benefit and council tax. she said go to the office and check it out. Im starting that course too hope to see you there
 
 
 
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