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    I want to leave college and get an apprenticeship in childcare. I've done my research, I kinda know the basics of what will happen. I know this feel like the right path for me. I've been told it will be a lot more difficult. But will it really? I'll apply for several level 2 apprenticeships and if I'm accepted, I'm accepted. All of them offer level 3 but if they don't offer me it personally, I'll look elsewhere. Once I've completed my level 3 I was thinking I'd do another course or carry on with level 4 and so on. I may not get accepted to all or any, but I'm willing to face that. It's just that I've been told that the reason I'm wanting to drop out is because of anxiety and my parents want me to think about it over half term, which I will do. But I'm pretty settled on my decision now. I suppose I'll just try my best to persuade them it's okay too. Even before I decided I wanted to leave college I was going to not going uni and do a different sort of course instead. Or if I felt compelled to have a degree I would do it through open university so I could get my work experience in there. Being repeatedly told that is a hard route is making me want to do it more to spite people. I think I'll enjoy it, it's more practical for me (which I like) and I'm not being as stressed out. The only stress I'll face is making sure I arrive on time and how I'll get home if I'm there late one evening. I'm feeling better about what people have said now, but earlier on I felt like I was disappointing my parents or something. And college have made many appointments to make sure I'm making the right decision. That I get. I understand that. But I feel like they're pressuring me to stay and pinning it on other things. Do you have any advice?
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    College works for some, apprenticeships work for some, it's about finding something that works for you and will still enable you to do your chosen degree path. If you'd like to work in a nursery or something child related then it is definitely the best option. Apprenticeships aren't lots of hard work as long as you keep on top of the work needed.

    If you're solely dropping out because of anxiety Id ask you to think twice. You're allowing your anxiety to win. But if you have thought over it and decided that an apprenticeship will allow you to excel more than go ahead.
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    (Original post by xEmilyxx)
    College works for some, apprenticeships work for some, it's about finding something that works for you and will still enable you to do your chosen degree path. If you'd like to work in a nursery or something child related then it is definitely the best option. Apprenticeships aren't lots of hard work as long as you keep on top of the work needed.

    If you're solely dropping out because of anxiety Id ask you to think twice. You're allowing your anxiety to win. But if you have thought over it and decided that an apprenticeship will allow you to excel more than go ahead.
    Thanks for commenting, it means a lot I'm definitely not dropping out for anxiety. Any staff I've spoken to have been blinded to how it's difficult to talk to strangers about feelings but y'know, it's their job. Thanks again anyways.
 
 
 

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