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Re training at 40 advice needed

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Findingtime6 Wed 18-Sep-13 08:47:40

Needing a bit of advice I have a job I love but that doesn't pay very much and a small baby. On maternity leave at present. I have started to think I need to retrain to earn more money and possibly emigrate / work & live abroad in the future. I have wanted to move to oz for a longtime and hubby not so keen , but I think that's more to do with money worries than anything else.
Anyway I have no a levels or degree so would be starting from scatch at 40 scary . I have been searching and it's seems the best options are within the medical profession occupational therapy, physiotherapy , doctor, nurse etc. I would need to study part time really so that narrows down my options. Does anyone have any advice on how to go about achieving this ??? Feeling very stuck at the moment !!!

Kez100 Wed 18-Sep-13 11:11:40

What GCSE or O levels results did you get? Are you academic?

Findingtime6 Wed 18-Sep-13 14:31:40

No not academic in anyway - 5 GCSEs. But happy to study now.

AtiaoftheJulii Fri 20-Sep-13 22:52:24

Maybe start by investigating access courses?

enormouse Fri 20-Sep-13 23:55:08

You could look into doing the SWAP access to science. It's accepted by quite a few universities as a route into medical/biomedical professions

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