I'm at a stage in my life where I need an aim in life, as most of you know my daughter left home about 18 months ago and more recently I have become single (again) and I want to do something to change my life. I would like to become a social worker, but have never had the opportunity to do this. I have been in touch with the University in Bmth and they advised that I complete a HE course for Social Work at College, and then apply to them again in 2014. The college course is free (as with all HE courses) but I would either have to go part time at my current job or leave and find a weekend job as the college course is full-time. I'm 42 now and by the time I would qualify I would be 46, does anyone think this is too late to start studying? I would like to help children in the future with my social work job.