I'm 16 and currently studying A-levels but I don't enjoy them or college life and I want to drop out and do an apprenticeship/earn money. But do I have to stay in college until I find an apprenticeship because of my age or because I'm actively looking/applying can I drop out now?? Sorry if this isn't in the right section!!
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- Thread Starter
- 04-11-2015 17:33
- 04-11-2015 17:46
I'm not sure how the current law on staying in education until 18 is enforced (it wasn't in place when I went), but I imagine you will have to get through this year before being able to do an apprenticeship next year (someone's gonna have to confirm this).
Why don't you want to do your A Levels any more? What are your future career goals? etc. Money can be very tempting and I have too been in the position of sacrificing education for work, but you've got to think long and hard about whether this is what you actually want to do with your life.
- 04-11-2015 17:58
If you feel as though higher education is not for you, and you would prefer to dive straight into making money then I'd suggest looking for apprenticeships for yourself. Note that a lot of the strong ones will require A levels and yes, you do need to remain in some form of education until 18.