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    Hello,
    I’m 25 at the minute and I’m leaving my job in a months time to go travelling for a year. When I come back I want to go to college to do veterinary nursing or uni but would need to go back to college to get a biology a level If I went to uni. On the college website it only comes up the course being a full time one which I have no problems with other than funding would I be eligible for a student loan? And as it’s full time would there be no chance of me being able to get a job outside of the course ... any help would be much appreciated especially from people who have done this course! Thank you
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    Hello,
    I’m 25 at the minute and I’m leaving my job in a months time to go travelling for a year. When I come back I want to go to college to do veterinary nursing or uni but would need to go back to college to get a biology a level If I went to uni. On the college website it only comes up the course being a full time one which I have no problems with other than funding would I be eligible for a student loan? And as it’s full time would there be no chance of me being able to get a job outside of the course ... any help would be much appreciated especially from people who have done this course! Thank you
    Hi 7Alex7,

    I just need to ask a few questions in order to help you out there.

    Are you looking to find out what funding you could receive for the A levels or the veterinary nursing degree? (or both).

    Have you ever studied at college or degree level before?

    If so, what qualification did you gain?

    Thanks very much,

    John.
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    (Original post by John B SFE)
    Hi 7Alex7,

    I just need to ask a few questions in order to help you out there.

    Are you looking to find out what funding you could receive for the A levels or the veterinary nursing degree? (or both).

    Have you ever studied at college or degree level before?

    If so, what qualification did you gain?

    Thanks very much,

    John.
    Hi John,
    I’m swaying more towards college to do the diploma, I’ve heard it’s more hands on which is what I would prefer. I’m wondering if I could get funding for the course and a student loan of some sort as it’s a full time course. I’ll be 26 when I eventually do the course so a weekend job won’t be enough for bills etc.. I’ve already studied at college level I have enough GCSEs for the course and I have a couple AS level qualifications no A levels as I didn’t complete sixth form to the very end. (Stupid I know) haha.

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by 7Alex7)
    Hi John,
    I’m swaying more towards college to do the diploma, I’ve heard it’s more hands on which is what I would prefer. I’m wondering if I could get funding for the course and a student loan of some sort as it’s a full time course. I’ll be 26 when I eventually do the course so a weekend job won’t be enough for bills etc.. I’ve already studied at college level I have enough GCSEs for the course and I have a couple AS level qualifications no A levels as I didn’t complete sixth form to the very end. (Stupid I know) haha.

    Thanks.
    Hi 7Alex7

    Can I ask what is the level of qualification that you are looking at, is it a HNC or HND ?

    Thanks Rona
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    Hi 7Alex7

    Can I ask what is the level of qualification that you are looking at, is it a HNC or HND ?

    Thanks Rona
    Hi,
    I don’t think it’s either I’ve just checked and it’s a level 3 diploma. The HNC or HND looks like it comes under level 4 and level 5 :s I think!

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by 7Alex7)
    Hi,
    I don’t think it’s either I’ve just checked and it’s a level 3 diploma. The HNC or HND looks like it comes under level 4 and level 5 :s I think!

    Thanks.
    Hi Alex,

    Thanks for answering that.

    SFE don't provide funding for courses below level 4, however, you may able to receive funding from 'Advanced Leaner Loans'. Here is an overview of the funding and eligibility. You can also give them a call on 0300 100 0619 for any questions not covered there.

    I hope this information helps.

    Kind regards,

    John.
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    (Original post by John B SFE)
    Hi Alex,

    Thanks for answering that.

    SFE don't provide funding for courses below level 4, however, you may able to receive funding from 'Advanced Leaner Loans'. Here is an overview of the funding and eligibility. You can also give them a call on 0300 100 0619 for any questions not covered there.

    I hope this information helps.

    Kind regards,

    John.
    Thank you very much!
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    Thank you very much!
    You're very welcome.

    Best of luck with your studies.

    John.
 
 
 
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