Taking a Year Out
A Ďyear outí is a period of time when you can take time away from formal work, education or training. People spend it in different ways, such as going on expeditions, doing voluntary work in the UK or abroad, or working to earn money.
It is most common to take a year out between further education and going to university, at the age of 18, but itís perfectly possible to do it at other times too. Itís worth checking what university admissions tutors will accept if you are thinking of taking a year out before university.
Plan your year out. A year of staying in bed or watching telly wonít be regarded well. Also, you need to apply early for some opportunities.
Year Out Group
www.yearoutgroup.org for advice and links to relevant organisations.