Wow! Thank you all for the help! Since I am American and my husband is Welsh, it is my understanding that I will have to wait until I've been living in the UK for 3 years to receive any bursaries, nhs funding (I want to study to be a nurse), or home fees for my education, yes? In the meantime, would it be wise to take an "Access to Higher Education - Health Care" course? I am 26 and would be considered a mature student. I have no British qualifications, so I thought this would help me get in to Uni. Any thoughts?
I have been a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) in America for 5 years and would love to continue this type of work in the UK. I'm currently awaiting the arrival of my national insurance number. When it arrives and I'm able to apply for jobs, will my American certification transfer to the UK? I'm not sure if any certification is even necessary here. I read on a website that I may have to register with the HPC (Health & Care Professions Council). Have any of you ever heard of this? When I looked into it further, it sounded to me like that would be for a more "professional" position such as a doctor, dentist, or nurse. I would greatly appreciate any further advice.
You've all been incredibly helpful! Thanks again!