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    Okay so, i have always had problems with attending school which lead to me having problems getting qualifications as i was not allowed to sit the majority of exams for any of my courses in High School. I haven't officially left high school yet but I haven't attended from most of the year. As of right now I have two qualifications - (Scottish) National 5 English at B and National 5 Home Economics at B. I also have to Duke of Edinburgh Award at bronze and silver level. Right now I feel quite lost and not sure what to do. I can't get a job for lack of experience and qualifications and most colleges require at least 3 national 5 qualifications to enter. I just need some kind of guidance.
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    McDonald’s would probably take you for now. Try get into college to get more qualifications, then apply for uni if you want.
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    (Original post by AndrewMartin)
    Okay so, i have always had problems with attending school which lead to me having problems getting qualifications as it was not allowed to sit the exam from any of my courses in High School. I haven't officially left high school yet but I haven't attended from most of the year. As of right now I have two qualifications - (Scottish) National 5 English at B and National 5 Home Economics at B. I also have to Duke of Edinburgh Award bronze and silver level. Right now I feel quite lost and not sure what to do I can't get a job for lack of experience and qualifications and most colleges require at least 3 national 5 qualifications to enter. I just need some kind of guidance.
    First of all, pinpoint what category of work interests you, research common entry standard for the particular field, then you can ask the question as to how you pursue the appropriate qualification as of now your question is too broad!
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    (Original post by AndrewMartin)
    Okay so, i have always had problems with attending school which lead to me having problems getting qualifications as i was not allowed to sit the majority of exams for any of my courses in High School. I haven't officially left high school yet but I haven't attended from most of the year. As of right now I have two qualifications - (Scottish) National 5 English at B and National 5 Home Economics at B. I also have to Duke of Edinburgh Award at bronze and silver level. Right now I feel quite lost and not sure what to do. I can't get a job for lack of experience and qualifications and most colleges require at least 3 national 5 qualifications to enter. I just need some kind of guidance.
    Do a coding bootcamp and/or become a web dev.

    Very low barrier to entry. Little/no-cost. Lots of freelancing opportunities.
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    Get a part time job somewhere while doing a course like plumbing at college
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    If you are struggling to find work, looking at volunteering is a good idea, as you can learn new skills and it can help you get work experience for job hunting. Alongside this, you need to figure out what you want to do - do some research based on your own interests (you might find this useful - https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk). Identify what path you need to take and what qualifications you need. You could also contact local colleges to see if they would let you in - you mention you had problems attending school, was this due to extenuating circumstances? If your local college isn't an option, you could look at online study.
 
 
 
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