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    I finished at college in 2011 and went on to work as a TA in a school and as a nursery nurse.
    I’m 25 now and have a 4 year old and a 1 year old, I have no desire to go back into childcare/education and would like to study to become a midwife, I wanted to do it at 16 but just didn’t feel ready, I know it’s a very hard area to get into and I just didn’t feel confident enough at the time to go into it..I’ve got a BTEC nat dip in childcare and 9 GCSEs at A-C but I need to do an access course to apply to university .. I’ve just looked and it’s going to cost 3000 pounds! It’s a lot of money to me and I just feel a bit scared about taking the plunge! Is anybody else in a similar position? Or has anybody don’t the same and gone back ? What was it like?
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    (Original post by Katieblo1992)
    I finished at college in 2011 and went on to work as a TA in a school and as a nursery nurse.
    I’m 25 now and have a 4 year old and a 1 year old, I have no desire to go back into childcare/education and would like to study to become a midwife, I wanted to do it at 16 but just didn’t feel ready, I know it’s a very hard area to get into and I just didn’t feel confident enough at the time to go into it..I’ve got a BTEC nat dip in childcare and 9 GCSEs at A-C but I need to do an access course to apply to university .. I’ve just looked and it’s going to cost 3000 pounds! It’s a lot of money to me and I just feel a bit scared about taking the plunge! Is anybody else in a similar position? Or has anybody don’t the same and gone back ? What was it like?
    Use the mature students section.

    Nothing to be scared of.

    Be wary if you are doing distance learning. I always suggest a brick course, but I see with children this may be hard.

    Access courses are financed via advanced learner loans. If you complete the degree, then the money is wiped off.

    https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

    Stuff about access curses here. You need to be sure of your study techniques, although t looks as though you did fine at GCSE. depending on the BTEC and grade then you could get by with another BTEC or an A level or two.


    Stuff about midwifes here

    https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/exp...oles/Midwifery

    That should be enough to get you started.
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    I'm 23 and going back to college in September!, needing to get a student loan to cover costs for Criminology, Psychology and Sociology. The first time I went through college I didn't have a clue what I wanted to do in the future. I think that's why I ended up working in a kitchen making sandwiches aha. I'm excited but very scared. At the moment I have a full time job and I need to juggle doing both college and work as I live with my partner in a flat. I regret failing my a levels the first time round when I was 16, and not taking it seriously and then not getting into uni. I think as an adult learner you are wiser and more knowledgeable about the world and far more motivated but the plunge is still going to be scary!
 
 
 
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