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    Hello all,

    Hoping I can get some advice. I'm 31 years old, I dropped out of 6th form education, due to reasons so the highest qualifications I have are GCSE's GNVQ, NVQ level 2. and AS Level.

    My ultimate aim is to try and get a degree, whilst still working full time. Do I need to complete A level education or equivalent to do this? I work from home, so would studying online be a better option? Any advice would be greatly appreciated, let me know if I've not given enough info

    (Original post by MarkS85)
    You sound the perfect person for the open university. My friend did this in a similar position. From what I understand there are no formal entry requirements, you just choose a degree and off you go.

    I would be hesitant however depending on your current ability, I would look at some A-level past papers in your chosen subject to see how hard you find these. To just jump into a degree without having a solid understanding at A-level would be a bad move.

    I completed Open Uni Physics, its accredited by Institute of Physics (not all brick universities have this).

    Open Uni degrees do not require GCSE or Alevel as the first 6months is pretty much a a very well written crash course of GCSE and A-level in your chosen subject.
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