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Basically i just don’t think college is for me, i’ve thought abt it spoke to my parents etc and they agree with me. my mental health just doesn’t handle things well and regarding that i have a therapy appointment this week so i am seeking help. Im 16 so i have to stay in education, i have an apprenticeship set up in the career i was dead set on but they can only take me on once im 17 so i’m just waiting for a year. Is it a bad idea for me to 1. stay enrolled in college but just not go (basically be absent for the entire year until im 17) and 2. get a part time job until then. I do need income and i’d be much more happier in a part time job i like until i can take the apprenticeship at 17 than going to college. I haven’t been in 4 weeks and none of my tutors have replied to my emails when i asked for advice so that’s basically put me off ever going back. I just don’t want to officially leave because then i won’t be able to go back as a last resort and i’ll be officially not in education which is illegal. any advice on if what i’m doing is okay? anyone done this before lol? im just uncertain, i know i have a career to get into i just have to be 17 so it’s not like i’m throwing my future away
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(Original post by embrightx)
Basically i just don’t think college is for me, i’ve thought abt it spoke to my parents etc and they agree with me. my mental health just doesn’t handle things well and regarding that i have a therapy appointment this week so i am seeking help. Im 16 so i have to stay in education, i have an apprenticeship set up in the career i was dead set on but they can only take me on once im 17 so i’m just waiting for a year. Is it a bad idea for me to 1. stay enrolled in college but just not go (basically be absent for the entire year until im 17) and 2. get a part time job until then. I do need income and i’d be much more happier in a part time job i like until i can take the apprenticeship at 17 than going to college. I haven’t been in 4 weeks and none of my tutors have replied to my emails when i asked for advice so that’s basically put me off ever going back. I just don’t want to officially leave because then i won’t be able to go back as a last resort and i’ll be officially not in education which is illegal. any advice on if what i’m doing is okay? anyone done this before lol? im just uncertain, i know i have a career to get into i just have to be 17 so it’s not like i’m throwing my future away
It's great your seeking mental health support.

The college seems unprofessional to not reply, how about going in and asking to speak to a tutor or careers advise. You want to be careful there won't be any cost implications like fines on your parents if you are not attending. Suggest you turn up or hound them via telephone..

Part time or full time job would be brilliant for you to do may help pay towards a driving lessons or a car to support you during the apprenticeship.
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These are the rules:

https://www.gov.uk/know-when-you-can-leave-school
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Hi

It's great you're putting your mental health first!!! I was just like you when i started college and tbf I wish I was more clued up and dropped out. I stayed in college and wasted a whole two years doing subjects i didn't enjoy. I started my apprenticeship a year ago and i'm almost finish, its been amazing because now I have actual work experience which is more valuable alongside a L3 diploma in Business.

I think you should rest for a year and don't worry too much about missing a year, think of it as a rest before the job/apprenticeship takes over because trust me it will keep you busy and tired.

GOOD LUCK
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