A Levels for mature student in Manchester

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Hi,

I am a mature student looking to do my A levels. Ideally I would go to a brick college, but i am strugling to find a college that accepts adults for A levels in the manchester area. Any help?
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Hi,

I am a mature student looking to do my A levels. Ideally I would go to a brick college, but i am strugling to find a college that accepts adults for A levels in the manchester area. Any help?
Have you considered online learning if so ICS Is a good answer
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ye tought about online. the problem is they cost a fortune ifyou count in exam fees, and theyre not eligible for advance learner loan...
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ye tought about online. the problem is they cost a fortune ifyou count in exam fees, and theyre not eligible for advance learner loan...
I see. Have you asked eveey six form? Keep me updated I want to help u
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do sixth forms accept mature students? always thought that they limit themselves to max of 19y/o
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do sixth forms accept mature students? always thought that they limit themselves to max of 19y/o
No, a sixth form will not accept mature students.

What subjects do you want to study, and what do you want to go on to read at university?
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Am aiming for medicine.

I have been accepted for an access course, however ideally I would take A levels instead, as my ideal choice universities (UCLAN or Edge Hill) do not accept the access course.
The A levels I would need would be Biology, Chemistry and Maths, obviously three very tough ones....

And naturally, as Biology and Chemistry have practical elements, I am looking at exam fees of circa £1500 per paper, plus course fees, which isn't possible for me without an advanced learner loan....

So, is there any hope....
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Am aiming for medicine.

I have been accepted for an access course, however ideally I would take A levels instead, as my ideal choice universities (UCLAN or Edge Hill) do not accept the access course.
The A levels I would need would be Biology, Chemistry and Maths, obviously three very tough ones....

And naturally, as Biology and Chemistry have practical elements, I am looking at exam fees of circa £1500 per paper, plus course fees, which isn't possible for me without an advanced learner loan....

So, is there any hope....
Hi,

I work as a mature student recruitment officer at Edge Hill University, thank you for your interest in the university. Have you checked if any of your local FE colleges offer A Levels for mature students?

Best wishes,

Louise
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Am aiming for medicine.

I have been accepted for an access course, however ideally I would take A levels instead, as my ideal choice universities (UCLAN or Edge Hill) do not accept the access course.
The A levels I would need would be Biology, Chemistry and Maths, obviously three very tough ones....

And naturally, as Biology and Chemistry have practical elements, I am looking at exam fees of circa £1500 per paper, plus course fees, which isn't possible for me without an advanced learner loan....

So, is there any hope....
Morning Effyd123

I have checked Edge Hill website for their entry requirements and as a mature student for MBChB Medicine with Foundation Year it states - Applications from mature students are welcomed. There is no requirement for the academic qualifications in the entry criteria to have been completed in the past two years. Why don't you contact [email protected] to discuss your situation. Perhaps Louise, Edge Hill Mature Student Recruitment Officer, could help you with this? Might be worthwhile exploring with your ideal uni's what additional aspects of experience you could gain during gaining your Access qualification that would help you be successful in gaining an offer to study i.e. volunteering.

As you have mentioned Manchester thought I would provide you with a link to the courses on offer within our School of Health and Society to explore the option of studying closer to home. We offer alternative entry schemes, as a Mature Student I gained entry to my studies using the APL route.

Wish you luck moving towards higher education - whatever route you decide.

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Hi,

I work as a mature student recruitment officer at Edge Hill University, thank you for your interest in the university. Have you checked if any of your local FE colleges offer A Levels for mature students?

Best wishes,

Louise
thanks for your reply. OF course the first thing I did was reach out to the colleges in my area, but as it seems, nobody wants to take in mature students for a levels
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Morning Effyd123

I have checked Edge Hill website for their entry requirements and as a mature student for MBChB Medicine with Foundation Year it states - Applications from mature students are welcomed. There is no requirement for the academic qualifications in the entry criteria to have been completed in the past two years. Why don't you contact [email protected] to discuss your situation. Perhaps Louise, Edge Hill Mature Student Recruitment Officer, could help you with this? Might be worthwhile exploring with your ideal uni's what additional aspects of experience you could gain during gaining your Access qualification that would help you be successful in gaining an offer to study i.e. volunteering.

As you have mentioned Manchester thought I would provide you with a link to the courses on offer within our School of Health and Society to explore the option of studying closer to home. We offer alternative entry schemes, as a Mature Student I gained entry to my studies using the APL route.

Wish you luck moving towards higher education - whatever route you decide.

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Thanks, i contacted edge hill earlier this year and they told me that they arent accepting Access courses .

As far as I'm aware, Salford Uni don't offer medicine, which is my ideal aim. But thanks for your help though
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Thanks, i contacted edge hill earlier this year and they told me that they arent accepting Access courses .

As far as I'm aware, Salford Uni don't offer medicine, which is my ideal aim. But thanks for your help though
Hi,

Unfortunately you are right Effyd123. Although Edge Hill welcomes applications from Access students for our other degrees, we do not currently accept the Access Diploma for entry onto our Medicine programmes. However, quite a few other universities do accept the Access Diploma. I wish you all the best with your applications.
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Thanks, i contacted edge hill earlier this year and they told me that they arent accepting Access courses .

As far as I'm aware, Salford Uni don't offer medicine, which is my ideal aim. But thanks for your help though
Keep working hard buddy maybe speak to one of your local college/sixth form if they can give advice where to go maybe try that? Or do the annoying online version 🙄ik it's expensive but it's your dream I wish I was more help I wish u the best my bud
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Thanks. If anyone else has some advice.... Please let me know
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Effy are you going to start at citylabs?
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ye tought about online. the problem is they cost a fortune ifyou count in exam fees, and theyre not eligible for advance learner loan...
I find people don't give enough information, sometimes here have you got good GCSE's if not and you come a disadvantaged background...look into doing an access course and applying perhaps for this... maybe approach see if they accept the access. https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/unde...ndation-oxford
Alternatively, if you have not found a place you can "start now", work through the syllabus, work/work part time and save up.
There is open university...diplomas and online certificate and foundations run by some of the best university
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