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can i go to collage or any thing at 22 ?

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wondering if any one can help me i really want to do something with myself but i have 2 young girls and cant go to any courses during the day i also work so i dont really have the time exept weekends … Read More
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9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
wondering if any one can help me i really want to do something with myself but i have 2 young girls and cant go to any courses during the day i also work so i dont really have the time exept weekends , is it possible for me to go to collage or some thing wouldent i look stupid though with a bunch of school leavers ?
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9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
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#1
You're 22, (not 52!) which is still very young - when I went to University at 18, many of the people I studied with were in their early 20's as they had taken time out between school and Uni. Also I have friends now that are going to evening courses at 27 with no issue, I really don't think that aspect would be a problem.

Have you considered Open University? From what you've said it sounds like it would suit your lifestyle better although you haven't mentioned what sort of course it is you're thinking about.

John
#2
I went to college last year at 24 and had a 54 year old man on the course, and a 70 year old woman!

At uni now and most people are 18-23 but still older people there
#3
you could study from home, im studying with the open university, have a look, they have loads of courses to choose from :)
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ryouga
I went to college last year at 24 and had a 54 year old man on the course, and a 70 year old woman!


Yes, but how do we know she would want to do a crocheting and knitting course, like you?
#5
You could do a nightcourse - no matter what you'll have to pay for the course, I'm doing the GCSE coure at college and we have a few 40+ on our course - its a good laugh and we do interact and have a good talk.
#6
I work with people every day who are asking similar questions, you could contact the Princes trust: http://www.princes-trust.org.uk/ to see what they could offer you.
Search your local area for course providers, local colleges and schools etc. If you can source a course that you want the PT might pay for it. they have a fund called the "Development award" you could use that to help fund your activities. Each person is treated as an individual case and their current circumstances considered.

Good luck:thumbsup:
#7
I did a degree with the Open University when I was in my late thirties, definately go for it:thumbsup:
#8
thanks everyone well i would love to do drama or health and social , thanks for the advice xxx
#9
hi everyone just been on open universety and im a bit baffled , i cxant find any prices for the courses , also do they send you out the stuff u need then u sedn it back when u are compleated , and are these qualifications would you get certificates at the end of it ? xx
#10
oooooooo the courses are really expensive i thought that i would get help with costs as iw ork 16 hours and get tax credit i really coudnet afford to pay the £200 + for fees oooo well looks that that idea is out of the window
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mostwanteddirect
oooooooo the courses are really expensive i thought that i would get help with costs as iw ork 16 hours and get tax credit i really coudnet afford to pay the £200 + for fees oooo well looks that that idea is out of the window


Depending on your circumstances, you might be able to get Financial Support.

Go here for more information.
banned#12
I was planning to start uni this year (ill be 21) you can get loans and stuff
#13
thanks night swimmer rep left xxx but im still no further forward even though i work 16 hours and have 2 girls and i am single ...... you get help when u on the bloodyyyyyy doleeee gawddddddddddd , i put in that i was on the dole and low and behold you get your full fees paid upto £575 squid pooooo
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thanks night swimmer rep left xxx but im still no further forward even though i work 16 hours and have 2 girls and i am single ...... you get help when u on the bloodyyyyyy doleeee gawddddddddddd , i put in that i was on the dole and low and behold you get your full fees paid upto £575 squid pooooo


That's a pity. :-( It seems strange that you wouldn't get help though. It might be worth checking the pages that say what requirements need to be met in order to qualify for financial assistance, just in case the calculator thing got it wrong, or in case there is some way you can alter things in order to fulfill their criteria.

If you live in England or Northern Ireland, go here.
If you live in Scotland go here.
And if you live in Wales, go here.
#15
what kind of course are you looking to do??
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Right, yes it is possible to go to college at any age, I am there right now (not RIGHT NOW!!, you know what I mean :P) and I am 28, there are many people older and younger on me on my course and one guy is well past retirement age, but is still training to learn electrics!!
We have 4 girls on our course, 1 must be in her 30's, 1 is early 20's and the other two both have kids and are the same age as me, right old mix of characters.

Your best bet is to call/ e-mail the local college and ask for a prospectus and see what you would like to learn, they tend to run taster lessons so you can see what it will be like to do it etc, then when you have decided what you want to do you can see where has a suitable course for you, be it night study, home study or just a 1 day per week part time course, it will all be beneficial for you in the end.

Good luck,

Mike..
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hi i am 25 with two young children. i go to university. i am doing a degree in health and community studies. i am in my second year. i get grants for childcare and also living costs. and i have my fees paid. you are never too old.
jennei
#18
Sure I will stick you on a picture ;-)

Seriously look at some distance learning courses most colleges offer some courses via distance learning. You can do almost all the work at home and I am sure there are grants available.

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