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    I'm currently 17 years old and turn 18 (legal school leaving age) in five months.

    I was wondering if I were to leave college now or (worst case scenario) end up being kicked out, would I still have to follow the "stay in education until you're 18" rule, or because I'm so close to being 18 would it not be necessary?

    College is having a horrendous effect on my mental health and I'm not sure how long it'll be before I'm kicked out for my attendance. My career aspirations have also changed since enrolling at college, meaning that I'm now studying completely unnecessary courses and would much rather not attend for the sake of my health.

    Can anyone help?
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    (Original post by bigvastuniverse)
    I'm currently 17 years old and turn 18 (legal school leaving age) in five months.

    I was wondering if I were to leave college now or (worst case scenario) end up being kicked out, would I still have to follow the "stay in education until you're 18" rule, or because I'm so close to being 18 would it not be necessary?

    College is having a horrendous effect on my mental health and I'm not sure how long it'll be before I'm kicked out for my attendance. My career aspirations have also changed since enrolling at college, meaning that I'm now studying completely unnecessary courses and would much rather not attend for the sake of my health.

    Can anyone help?
    As you know you are meant to stay in education and or training.
    Have you talked to a careers adviser and or a support worker at college?
    Are you seeing your GP about your mental health issues?
    What will your parents say>

    I was reading they dont really enforce it. If you are going to leave it would make more sense if you planned it and did so properly so you have a plan about your next steps. Based on what I read I wouldnt worry about them chasing you.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    As you know you are meant to stay in education and or training.
    Have you talked to a careers adviser and or a support worker at college?
    Are you seeing your GP about your mental health issues?
    What will your parents say>

    I was reading they dont really enforce it. If you are going to leave it would make more sense if you planned it and did so properly so you have a plan about your next steps. Based on what I read I wouldnt worry about them chasing you.
    I've talked to quite a few members of staff at my college (including a careers adviser) and they all seem set on trying to persuade me that my mental health issues will eventually vanish and that I should stay in college. Unfortunately I know that this isn't the case and that I'd be much better off leaving.

    I am seeing a GP, yes - I'll also be starting counselling again soon.

    I'm planning on getting an apprenticeship in veterinary nursing after I'm done with college, however I'm not sure how long it'll take for me to get one sorted out. The fact that they don't often chase people up is great, thank you!
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    (Original post by bigvastuniverse)
    I've talked to quite a few members of staff at my college (including a careers adviser) and they all seem set on trying to persuade me that my mental health issues will eventually vanish and that I should stay in college. Unfortunately I know that this isn't the case and that I'd be much better off leaving.

    I am seeing a GP, yes - I'll also be starting counselling again soon.

    I'm planning on getting an apprenticeship in veterinary nursing after I'm done with college, however I'm not sure how long it'll take for me to get one sorted out. The fact that they don't often chase people up is great, thank you!
    I wouldnt take it as gospel, but it was on a website that you are unlikely to get chased. Talk to your GP and see what they say. You should make sure you have your veterinary nursing course lined up. Your life.
 
 
 
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