Need some abuse and if possible, some advice. I left the mob in 04 and since leaving, I looked into training as a para medic. The old route was via ambulance tech, so I applied every year since early 2005 to the Ambulance service. I was turned down every time, due to better candidates, which pissed me off no end, but is a fair one I suppose.(god know how many people applied, but I suspect lots). Now the the entry has recently changed to a two year uni course, so I looked into applying. I was told from the outset, in order to be considered for the course, I would have to show applied learning in the last four years. As I've been working full time (well till last November), I couldn't show this,. I have been rejected by two universities for the 2010 courses and the 2011 courses. Anyway I'm rambling. The abridged version of this is: I've been applying since 05. They have moved the goal posts, and skewed the course in favour of a young sector of society. A section of society that will have no problems showing time spent in full time education. I'm 41, and it'll hurt enough to take time off to attend this course, without taking more time to study further.(This is an ageist policy, a solicitor mate pointed this out), Despite having medical training (RMA, worked as a medic in my unit, attended medical training in South Africa, at the same places the ambulance trusts send their people.) I have spoken to people within the NHS and the Uni's involved, they hear my plight, sympathise, but ultimately claim they have their hands tied by the systems..., âthat doesn't surprise me in the slightest...if it were up to me... that unfortunately is how the system worksâ. I am at a loss at what to do next. I'm now considering writing to the press, the PUS's and Ministers of the various departments this covers. (I'm going to wait till May 7th to do this). Has anyone got any ideas, before I go down this road? I'm stuck.