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    This is a long and complicated dilemma so I hope you're comfy.

    I'm interested in being a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, I didn't realise this until I had chosen my A-Levels and I was too far into my first year to change them (I need to do a science in order to do a psychology degree) So, I was like 'Stuff it, I'll get an apprenticeship and do the A-Levels I want to do later with the money I earned from the apprenticeship'. This would also mean that I get to move back to my hometown, where all my family live and where I actually have a life, where as in Sixth Form, I hate the school, hate the subjects I've taken, hate the people and have one friend and also live with my mum who I don't have much of a relationship with.

    Due to the distance between my current town and my hometown, going to interviews got really expensive (I wasn't going to leave until I definitely had one), so my training provider and I thought it was best to drop out and move back to my hometown. My Head of Sixth Form has my leaving form ready to pick up tomorrow.

    Buuuutttt as much as I'm a 'I'll-take-whatever-job-I-can-don't-care-about-pay' kinda person, there's still that niggle in the back of my head to stay and finish the A-Levels, as much as I hate them.

    Is it possible to enrol with Open Study College or whatever it's called, start the psychology A-Level now, and take a gap year so I can finish the A-Level and THEN apply for university? I'm so confused and frustrated I just need someone to tell me what to do!
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    Hi, I can't say I know what you are going through but I hope I can help a little first off you need to figure out what you want, baring in mind you are not under a time limit, take a step back and take a deep breath, now if I was in your situation I would finish of the A level, purely because it would be a waste not to, get the qualifications and you are then qualified in other areas so if this whole thing doesn't suit you, you always have a fallback plan. Second off University is not going anywhere, you can always apply later on after getting the A levels then doing the apprenticeship, so just stop and think if you carry on and get these A level qualifications you look like a better candidate when applying for a job in the long run, but at the end of the day it's all down to what you want, what you feel will benefit you the most.
    Hope this helps 😊

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    (Original post by Chanelelel)
    This is a long and complicated dilemma so I hope you're comfy.

    I'm interested in being a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, I didn't realise this until I had chosen my A-Levels and I was too far into my first year to change them (I need to do a science in order to do a psychology degree) So, I was like 'Stuff it, I'll get an apprenticeship and do the A-Levels I want to do later with the money I earned from the apprenticeship'. This would also mean that I get to move back to my hometown, where all my family live and where I actually have a life, where as in Sixth Form, I hate the school, hate the subjects I've taken, hate the people and have one friend and also live with my mum who I don't have much of a relationship with.

    Due to the distance between my current town and my hometown, going to interviews got really expensive (I wasn't going to leave until I definitely had one), so my training provider and I thought it was best to drop out and move back to my hometown. My Head of Sixth Form has my leaving form ready to pick up tomorrow.

    Buuuutttt as much as I'm a 'I'll-take-whatever-job-I-can-don't-care-about-pay' kinda person, there's still that niggle in the back of my head to stay and finish the A-Levels, as much as I hate them.

    Is it possible to enrol with Open Study College or whatever it's called, start the psychology A-Level now, and take a gap year so I can finish the A-Level and THEN apply for university? I'm so confused and frustrated I just need someone to tell me what to do!
    Have you looked into https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/exp...g-practitioner This is the most common route into training to offer CBT

    You don't need A levels to be accepted onto a trainee PWP position. There are pathways for graduates and pathways for people without degrees who have the academic ability to complete the course. You just need experience and aptitude.

    If you take a degree in Psychology then you'd likely end up in a similar trainee job/course after graduating.

    http://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/37..._ref=914094077 is an example advert for the trainee PWP role.
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    Hi, I can't say I know what you are going through but I hope I can help a little first off you need to figure out what you want, baring in mind you are not under a time limit, take a step back and take a deep breath, now if I was in your situation I would finish of the A level, purely because it would be a waste not to, get the qualifications and you are then qualified in other areas so if this whole thing doesn't suit you, you always have a fallback plan. Second off University is not going anywhere, you can always apply later on after getting the A levels then doing the apprenticeship, so just stop and think if you carry on and get these A level qualifications you look like a better candidate when applying for a job in the long run, but at the end of the day it's all down to what you want, what you feel will benefit you the most.
    Hope this helps 😊

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    Thank you! This really helped, my head is a lot clearer now, aha!
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    Have you looked into https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/exp...g-practitioner This is the most common route into training to offer CBT

    You don't need A levels to be accepted onto a trainee PWP position. There are pathways for graduates and pathways for people without degrees who have the academic ability to complete the course. You just need experience and aptitude.

    If you take a degree in Psychology then you'd likely end up in a similar trainee job/course after graduating.

    http://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/37..._ref=914094077 is an example advert for the trainee PWP role.
    Oh wow thank you, I had no idea about this. I'm definitely going to read up on it. Thanks again!
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    (Original post by Chanelelel)
    This is a long and complicated dilemma so I hope you're comfy.

    I'm interested in being a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, I didn't realise this until I had chosen my A-Levels and I was too far into my first year to change them (I need to do a science in order to do a psychology degree) So, I was like 'Stuff it, I'll get an apprenticeship and do the A-Levels I want to do later with the money I earned from the apprenticeship'. This would also mean that I get to move back to my hometown, where all my family live and where I actually have a life, where as in Sixth Form, I hate the school, hate the subjects I've taken, hate the people and have one friend and also live with my mum who I don't have much of a relationship with.

    Due to the distance between my current town and my hometown, going to interviews got really expensive (I wasn't going to leave until I definitely had one), so my training provider and I thought it was best to drop out and move back to my hometown. My Head of Sixth Form has my leaving form ready to pick up tomorrow.

    Buuuutttt as much as I'm a 'I'll-take-whatever-job-I-can-don't-care-about-pay' kinda person, there's still that niggle in the back of my head to stay and finish the A-Levels, as much as I hate them.

    Is it possible to enrol with Open Study College or whatever it's called, start the psychology A-Level now, and take a gap year so I can finish the A-Level and THEN apply for university? I'm so confused and frustrated I just need someone to tell me what to do!
    I only know of the Open University, so I'm afraid I can't really help

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