For all those who are feeling the cold light of day and enforced redundancy upon you [and those who have applied to leave anyway], and sit there thinking what can i do next? Well you might consider getting a second start in life and fancy a years full-time education at one of the countries Adult Ed colleges? There are 3 or 4 around the country, and the one i went to was Ruskin College Ruskin College, Oxford. Return to learn in Adult Education. Courses include: English Studies: Creative Writing and Critical Practice; Writing for Performance; Social Science: Sociology, Politics and Economics; Combined Studies; Law; International Lab, which offered me the 1 year certificate of education [Trade Union Studies] and which then enabled me to go onto a 4 year Law & Sociology Degree at Warwick University. Whilst returning to education isn't for everybody, the year is funded with a bursary which don't need paying back, and can lead to a place at University [and may provide a small amount of extra for helping you through the year, however this is an area you would need to speak to the college about?]. When i went i hadn't done any education since I left school and its not 3 or 4 A levels that they are after but a commitment to learning. Getting in is based on an interview in many cases and a visit is well worth the effort. There are other colleges, in Wales, Scotland and England, type in 'adult residential education colleges', in your search engine and they show up. I had a fantastic time at Ruskin, which based in Oxford, and with the privilege of attending Oxford University Courses, made the whole experience so much the better.