Is tertiary education definitely for you?
Now you’ve had a chance to think a bit more about continuing your learning journey, it’s a good opportunity to check if it’s still the right choice. If you decide that, actually, you’d rather do something else, then that’s fine. Not everyone enjoys or benefits from further education, and it has to work for you.
Some people prefer to get a job or take a ‘gap year’ before they even think about studying. Remember, you can always study in the future. Mature students are often very successful, after enjoying other work and life experiences and deciding it’s now time to get that qualification. Mature students can also apply to attend a university or polytechnic using life experience (not just academic results) to support the application.
There’s often also the option to put your studies on hold if you start and then change your mind. While it isn’t the case for every course, for many there’s no pressure to get it all done in one go.
This is the same with any training; if you realise it isn’t for you, then you shouldn’t feel under pressure to continue.
Talk to people you know in different types of work and do some research, as you might find out tertiary education isn’t something you need to do after all.