26th May 2000 at 01:00
School-leavers often defer their entry into higher education so they can broaden their life experience. The Gap Year Guidebook has nearly 300 pages of addresses and contacts. There are lists of colleges doing A-level retakes, courses to develop office or language skills, and employers offering regular paid work or vacation work in the UK. There ae also the classic gap year opportunities for voluntary work overseas and travel in more than 100 countries. If the destination is Bermondsey or Borneo, find it here. The Gap Year Guidebook pound;9.95 + pound;1 pamp;p from Peridot Press, 2 Blenheim Crescent, London W11 1NN. Tel: 020 7221 7404. E-mail: Website:

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