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Stop. Don't drop!

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Have you recently started college or sixth form and are now wondering if you've made the right decision? The important thing to remember is not to rush into a decision you might later regret.

Take your time to....

  • Understand why you're having doubts. Is it the college / school environment or the course?
  • Reflect on how this makes you feel. Are you unhappy or just bored with the course?
  • Consider the consequences of leaving a course. Would leaving the course affect your career goal?

Take a look at the support available

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Supporting your child if they want to leave college

Take a look at our top 3 tips to support your child if they are thinking of leaving college.

Stop. Don't Drop Careers Adviser video

Watch the video for advice and support from our Careers Advisers.

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