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    I’m looking at applying for Speech and Language Therapy at Reading Uni, however I don’t meet the entry requirements and at 24 I don’t want (and can not afford) to go back to college. Will an access course be worth doing? Or do universities not really consider them?
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    I’m looking at applying for Speech and Language Therapy at Reading Uni, however I don’t meet the entry requirements and at 24 I don’t want (and can not afford) to go back to college. Will an access course be worth doing? Or do universities not really consider them?
    People get into Oxford and Cambridge with them, so I think Reading should be receptive.

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    (Original post by Betonyb)
    I’m looking at applying for Speech and Language Therapy at Reading Uni, however I don’t meet the entry requirements and at 24 I don’t want (and can not afford) to go back to college. Will an access course be worth doing? Or do universities not really consider them?
    Yes, they are very common in all sorts of allied health courses. Access students make up around 20-30% of all applicants to these courses. They are arguably the best way to meet entry requirements for mature students and also give you valuable skills of university-style study which school leavers don't have.

    When applying, be sure to check the university entry requirements to make sure your access course is one that is accepted.
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    (Original post by Betonyb)
    I’m looking at applying for Speech and Language Therapy at Reading Uni, however I don’t meet the entry requirements and at 24 I don’t want (and can not afford) to go back to college. Will an access course be worth doing? Or do universities not really consider them?
    Access courses are really valuable to have for someone returning to education as they often heavily focus on honing study skills. As other posters have said, they do count. Do keep in mind that an Open University access course is often just recognised by Open University if you went that route.
 
 
 
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