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Stop - Don't drop

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Have you recently started college or sixth form and now wondering if you've made the right decision? Stop. Don't Drop.

Don't rush into a decision you might later regret. Give yourself time to consider the situation and how you're feeling.

Take your time

You should take your time to:

  • Understand why you're having doubts. Is it the college / school environment or the course?
  • Reflect on how attending the course 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?

Careers Wales can help

Our Careers Advisers can:

  • Speak with you about the options available
  • Listen to your concerns and help you with what to do next
  • Offer you support, advice and guidance
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Contact Us

Get in touch for careers advice and support.

Watch the video

Stop. Don't Drop Careers Adviser video

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

View Stop. Don't Drop transcript (Word 15KB, this file will download to your device)

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