Single and unemployed, wanting to get back to education, what help is out there?

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    My husband walked out, so I have two school age children, and spent most of our marriage at home with them.

    i now find myself in a horrid situation, looking for work but can only earn minimum wage as I don’t have many qualifications that would enable me to earn much more.

    i would like to go to college and get an  education enabling me to provide for my family but I find that there doesn’t seem to be much help around for people in my situation!
    any advice or success stories welcome! Thank you.

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    agree with everything above! And in addition, in terms of university level courses, student finance is available to you at least once regardless of your age. So if you find a course at a uni you are eligible/interested in, look into student finance! You’ll probably be able to get some kind of loan xx

    #35033 Report


    Hi Lissy,

    I’m sorry to hear you’re going through this, I went through something similar last year.  I started looking for ways to make some money online through various means, it really helped. Let me know if you’re interested knowing more about and I’ll get in touch.


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    I have had a situation where I have had to start my life again and sorted the same approach. I contacted my local college who had access to university courses and picked one. They were very helpful in helping me get an advanced learners loan and I was in very quickly and smoothly. I am currently half way through my Biomedical science access to further education course. It was the best thing I ever did.


    Hope this helps.


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