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I don't want to continue with college. Is it bad that I keep changing my mind?!?!

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    Hi

    I'm currently doing a Level 3 Extended Diploma at college in Health and Social Care.
    I left school in June and all my GCSE's were B's. I applied for the H&Sc course because that sector has always interested me but I changed my mind and really wanted to try somehing a bit different. So I applied for a Business and Admin apprenticeship and got the job. So I started at this small office and the first few days I was eager to get straight in to it but I'm not going to lie it was boring. Brain numbing even.

    So after 3 weeks I quit. I never withdrew my application for college so I went and enrolled and on the 6th of September I started college.

    The thing is I don't like it. See although I quit my apprenticeship it was because of the sector. I knew I would never progress in that job, all I did was pick up phones and file and copy, all regarding a business I wasn't interested in at all. But I did like working, the extra money is great but not only that being hands on and out of a classroom is great.

    I missed over half of highschool because of anxiety and the half I did complete was not in a classroom it was in a sort of nurture room. I built my confidence back up slightly, just enough to manage the college clasroom but I did miss 2 lessons last week because it got to much.

    I've changed my mind so much and I dont want to let anyone down. I really dont know what to do from here. I know if I want to really get to UNI that this course would be the best way but I cant concentrate in class and I don't think I can do it. All the essays and the assignments.

    Apprenticeship in Health and social care or college? I dont know what to do and I keep changing my mind. Im pretty sure health and social care is what i want to do but I just don't know anymore. Eurgh. Any advice appreciated Im interested in social work with adults, mental health and alcohol and drug missuse.
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    College and even uni is hard work and there's no point in doing it if you aren't in it for the long run. This field is difficult to get into and is hard work. At this stage I suggest getting some work experience in this and other sectors and working out what you're good at and what you want to do. Then think about what you need to get to where you want to and go from there. Otherwise you're just wasting time and potentially money jumping from one thing to the next and that doesn't help with confidence either.
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    (Original post by alleycat393)
    College and even uni is hard work and there's no point in doing it if you aren't in it for the long run. This field is difficult to get into and is hard work. At this stage I suggest getting some work experience in this and other sectors and working out what you're good at and what you want to do. Then think about what you need to get to where you want to and go from there. Otherwise you're just wasting time and potentially money jumping from one thing to the next and that doesn't help with confidence either.
    Thanks for the advice. I appreciate where you're coming from and believe me I know that it takes hard work. I am willing to put it in, like I did at school but as I said its the environment that I am struggling with. I can do the work I just can't do it in a big class with 25 other people at the moment.

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