That's the old catch 22 situation. Do you have any connection within your work at the moment, if you do speak to HR. Your local college may be able to help if you offer your services for free for the duration of your course, no promise though. Or you could try any local training provider of apprenticeships.
I have just started this course as well, & I have been told by Stonebridge College that you need 30 hours of Assessment for the whole course, what Nick said was helpfull and totally agree it is a catch 22 situation, but 30 hours for the whole course is not that bad, just contact loads of colleges in your field both private and state and explain your situation not easy but hopefully someone will give you a break just like I had. Good Luck x
I have just started this course today. Just had a look through my study materials, oh my god, how much reading is there. Starting to panic a little. Thankfully I am working so observations aren't going to be a problem. How are you finding it, is it taking up a lot of your time, how do you think its going. Looking forward to hearing your feedback. Mandy