Deciding not to continue with your education is something you shouldn't take lightly. It could potentially make a big difference to your life now and long into the future.
Before speaking to your place of education about not returning, you may find it helpful to talk to your CLIC Sargent Young People's Social Worker or Community Worker if you have one.
They can discuss with you what your next steps could be, including options regarding future careers, training, apprenticeships, further and higher education, or returning to education in the future.
The work and further education page also has a list of organisations that can help with this issue.
Content last reviewed: November 2015
Next planned review: 2016