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need info on studying social care...

(15 Posts)
americantrish Fri 06-Jul-07 10:22:21

where would be a good place to start looking? thanks

tiredemma Fri 06-Jul-07 10:23:12

at what level?

americantrish Fri 06-Jul-07 10:25:03

entry level, i suppose. as i have no background in it whatsoever..

tiredemma Fri 06-Jul-07 10:33:11

open university or NVQ at a college?

americantrish Fri 06-Jul-07 10:44:34

NVQ?
open uni is expensive although i havent seen if i might qualify for any grants, loans, etc. (i want to avoid the whole loan route is possible though.)

tiredemma Fri 06-Jul-07 10:47:00

do you have a local college that offers this course

nvq

americantrish Fri 06-Jul-07 10:49:30

i'm not sure, but i suppose looking locally is a good place to start! (i'm in maidstone so there's bound to be something...)

*thanks

tiredemma Fri 06-Jul-07 10:53:00

dont know if thesew would have any info.

here

americantrish Fri 06-Jul-07 10:58:51

thanks i'm going to send away for some information and see what they come back with... i've just been doing some long thinking about what i may want to do for a career..and social work seems to be the path i want to go down, not for the money (not that it pays that well!), but for being able to help others.

tiredemma Fri 06-Jul-07 11:48:16

Good Luck!!

americantrish Fri 06-Jul-07 12:18:15

thank you!!! =D

Peachy Fri 06-Jul-07 12:19:26

The OU paid for my social care degree year, so wortha try. Was an exceleltn course btw and actually led me into Uni

americantrish Fri 06-Jul-07 14:27:10

OU - open university?
was it a grant that they paid for your courses?

Peachy Fri 06-Jul-07 15:43:09

Yes, they do offer a variety of grants / loans / monthly payment options

americantrish Fri 06-Jul-07 15:48:44

cool..thanks for that, peachy. i'll have to check into them as well

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