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    Being a mature student would I get into university to study counselling without a math GCSE? I have ASD and find level 3 counselling easy. When it comes to maths I struggle processing. I know I will be unable to process it. Would this stop me not having this GCSE?
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    Being a mature student would I get into university to study counselling without a math GCSE? I have ASD and find level 3 counselling easy. When it comes to maths I struggle processing. I know I will be unable to process it. Would this stop me not having this GCSE?
    It is all down to the discretion of the university. The best thing you can do is find a degree or course you are interested in and check the entrance requirements, then make an informal enquiry of the university. For most universities they ask for Maths and English GCSE. A few may accept functional skill Maths. So the answer is it may or may not be an issue, start with finding the course first. I would start with the approach it will be an issue and its up to you to see if you can persuade them otherwise.
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    It is all down to the discretion of the university. The best thing you can do is find a degree or course you are interested in and check the entrance requirements, then make an informal enquiry of the university. For most universities they ask for Maths and English GCSE. A few may accept functional skill Maths. So the answer is it may or may not be an issue, start with finding the course first. I would start with the approach it will be an issue and its up to you to see if you can persuade them otherwise.
    Hi, thanks for your reply. I have found a course through Sunderland university. It is at there Tyne met campus. Counselling level 5 undergraduate. It says maths and English. The units do not use any maths apart from a few statistics. I am hoping my life experiences may count towards it. As I run a local support group for autistic adults, which I set up myself and I have done other support roles and end of life care roles to. I would do my maths if I have to I just know it will be a pain to do. I struggle processing numbers without a calculator due to my autism. I am good with everything else. It's just numbers. I will struggle with time to because I have a disabled son I care for to. That's why I am trying to avoid it. 😏
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    Hi, thanks for your reply. I have found a course through Sunderland university. It is at there Tyne met campus. Counselling level 5 undergraduate. It says maths and English. The units do not use any maths apart from a few statistics. I am hoping my life experiences may count towards it. As I run a local support group for autistic adults, which I set up myself and I have done other support roles and end of life care roles to. I would do my maths if I have to I just know it will be a pain to do. I struggle processing numbers without a calculator due to my autism. I am good with everything else. It's just numbers. I will struggle with time to because I have a disabled son I care for to. That's why I am trying to avoid it. 😏
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    Give them a call. As its Sunderland, then they may have a bit more discretion. Functional skills as an alternative might be more manageable for you. Maybe disability support can give you an idea how the uni approaches it. You wont be the first and you have nothing to lose by asking.

    I expect a Drs letter confirming your autism and why it makes numbers difficult wouldnt do any harm. You can ask them if that would aid your cause.
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    http://sls.sunderland.ac.uk/disability/about/
    [*]Email: [email protected] .uk

    [*]Tel: 0191 515 2952




    Give them a call. As its Sunderland, then they may have a bit more discretion. Functional skills as an alternative might be more manageable for you. Maybe disability support can give you an idea how the uni approaches it. You wont be the first and you have nothing to lose by asking.

    I expect a Drs letter confirming your autism and why it makes numbers difficult wouldnt do any harm. You can ask them if that would aid your cause.
    Thanks I Will, it's a pain in the arse cos my autism obsession is psychology and the mind. I have been obsessed since I was a young girl. There is more number work in psychology so I am avoiding it. 😂. I am a perfectionist so I figured I would go for the closest thing. I actually find it more intersting then what I thought i would. I would get a letter from a doctor easy. I also have my dyslexia report I did 11 year ago through a college. My main issue was with numbers on that to.
 
 
 
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