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I Really Want To Get Some Qualifications But I Can’t Afford It!?

I’m 20 years old, i have no qualifications since i grew up abroad but i’m english, and the education was terrible abroad. So i came back to England to get qualified and get a good job.
but… i’m claiming job seeker’s at the moment, while i go to college part time, but i don’t really want to be on JSA i’d rather just study and get all the qualifications i want. then get a Good job.
but at the job centre they said they can’t fund me and it’s not a good idea to do many courses.
How does that even make sense!! they will only pay for me while i search for crap jobs, but they can’t fund me while i study to get a decent job that i’m likely to stick to forever,
anyone else in the same boat? know of any way to study part time and get some sort of income support or something?? hate being on JSA and getting told to apply for tesco. noo i want to be a doctor or a lawyer or something i can be proud of !

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2 Responses to “I Really Want To Get Some Qualifications But I Can’t Afford It!?”

  1. sexyass says:

    Get a job fund yourself I done it with a child. You will get some help from sass aswell

  2. Josephin says:

    Unfortunately there is no funding available to study below degree level once you reach the age of 20. Before that age your parents can claim Child Tax Credits and Child Benefit. Now you are an adult you have to study part-time and work to support yourself (or look for work) the rest of the time if you want to retrain below Degree level. If you have qualifications from abroad have you looked at studying a Degree? You may be eligible for student finance to live off while you study full-time for 3 years. That is the only way you can study full-time now as an adult. I study part-time through the Open University, have 2 kids and work part-time. Everyone has the opportunity to study GCSE and A-Level standard courses for 6 years from age 14 to 19, that gives leaway to change your mind once or take a break for 1 year. 3 years = GCSEs + 2 years = A-Levels. After that it is expected everyone has gained the basic level qualifications they want or are in work. The Jobcentre are only tere to get you into work, they aren’t there to get you qualified or to increase your education level that is your responsibility now. Unfortunately for you, you haven’t had the opportunity to gain the basic qualifications abroad byu the sounds of it however they aren’t going to treat you any differently to someone else who was born and bred in the UK and hasn’t got them either. That wouldn’t be fair!

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