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    I have a slightly weird situation, I would really like to go to University, but I haven't got any A levels. Its not due to me skipping college, i was suffering from depression and schizophrenia. I've learn to deal with my mental health so I believe I can actually do something with my life now. I've been working part time for about a year and have saved up to build my own custom PC. I never did ICT in high school as a GCSE, but i'm very intrigued and want to do something like a computing course. I've got decent Gcse grades and i've been also helping people with PC problems and fixing, cleaning computers so I have decent knowledge about hardware, however nothing about programming. I really want to do something like this. Is there a course for me even though I don't have any A-Levels? I'm very hard working but anyone can say that. I just want to know whether I have the chance. I'm contemplating to apply this year through UCAS but don't want to be just shot down and put back in to depression. So sooner the better if i can know what I should do. Thanks, anyone who has given there time to read this. what should I do?
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    I have a slightly weird situation, I would really like to go to University, but I haven't got any A levels. Its not due to me skipping college, i was suffering from depression and schizophrenia. I've learn to deal with my mental health so I believe I can actually do something with my life now. I've been working part time for about a year and have saved up to build my own custom PC. I never did ICT in high school as a GCSE, but i'm very intrigued and want to do something like a computing course. I've got decent Gcse grades and i've been also helping people with PC problems and fixing, cleaning computers so I have decent knowledge about hardware, however nothing about programming. I really want to do something like this. Is there a course for me even though I don't have any A-Levels? I'm very hard working but anyone can say that. I just want to know whether I have the chance. I'm contemplating to apply this year through UCAS but don't want to be just shot down and put back in to depression. So sooner the better if i can know what I should do. Thanks, anyone who has given there time to read this. what should I do?
    Thank you, Hassan
    You can do an Access to HE course at college as an alternative to A-levels or some universities offer foundation years for people without level 3 qualifications. You'll need something at level 3 if you want to go straight into the first year of a degree.

    A-levels are a bit trickier if you're over 19 as colleges that offer them are few and far between due to funding restrictions. It usually involves self-studying and sitting the exams privately.

    https://www.accesstohe.ac.uk/Pages/Default.aspx
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    (Original post by JamesN88)
    You can do an Access to HE course at college as an alternative to A-levels or some universities offer foundation years for people without level 3 qualifications. You'll need something at level 3 if you want to go straight into the first year of a degree.

    A-levels are a bit trickier if you're over 19 as colleges that offer them are few and far between due to funding restrictions. It usually involves self-studying and sitting the exams privately.

    https://www.accesstohe.ac.uk/Pages/Default.aspx
    Thank you, I might look into foundation courses at some universities. Thanks for the help.
 
 
 
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