So It looks like if I want to get consistent work with enough hours I'm going to have to do my level 3 first. That'll take up my time 9am-4pm Mon-Fri from September for a year.
If I do that I can no longer meet the criteria to get Universal Credit so I will lose my income. I *might* be able to get student finance but because it isn't a degree that's significantly less than what I'm getting now which I'm already struggling to cover my expenses.
I am stuck between a rock and a hard place. This system is broken.