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CONTINUED... younger applicants who are likely to have studied A Levels, with a variety of qualification generally accepted; for example, the majority of institutions will accept Access course credits, professional qualifications or Open University credits. If you have not studied for any formal qualifications in the past few years, then it is advisable to look into attending an Access course, as aforementioned, at your local college. An Access course, essentially, is an Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma, and is designed for people who wish to enter Higher Education but lack the traditional qualifications to do so. There are approximately 1,000 different courses available, and the majority of these diplomas can be completed in a year or less; usually, you will typically study for 16 hours a week in college and this is supplemented by some private study outside of classes. This type of qualification will help prepare you for a degree-level course by getting you used to regular studying, as well as enabling you to enter Higher Education in the first place. This is only a snapshot of the array of courses and programmes on offer across the UK, so it is really worth researching your options and finding out what’s suitable to your industry of choice. For other helpful websites or organisations, take a look at our list of useful Jobs & Careers contacts. Part-time OPEN UNIvErsIty If you’re looking for a parttime higher education course to suit you, why not consider the Open University (OU) that has more than 250,000 students. The OU offers a variety of distance-learning courses; ideal if you wish to fit study around employment or childcare. The majority of undergraduate programmes available do not insist on formal entry requirements or qualifications so are available to all. Financial support is available for the majority of students if required. See www.open. ac.uk for more about the courses that the OU has to offer. www.jobsandcareersmag.com 29 http://www.open.ac.uk http://www.open.ac.uk http://www.jobsandcareersmag.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Jobs and Careers - South East (1) 2012

THE FAIRY JOBMOTHER
SURVEY YOUR CV
RETURN TO EARN
ROUND THE HOUSES
SPOTLIGHT
SOURCING COURSES
AIM HIGH
POSITIVITY IS KEY
CHARITABLE BUSINESS
CARING & SHARING
10 CARE FACTS
A GUIDE TO THE SOUTH EAST
USEFUL CONTACTS

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