Hi My DD has just turned 17 and at college doing a Beauty Therapy diploma. Thing is she really hates it and would like to drop it. She has applied for a different course in Criminology that starts in September, something that shes always been interested in so hopefully, shell be much happier. She has also just managed to get a weekend job working Saturday and Sunday which is great. The thing is Im a working single parent and I really depend on tax credits as my wages just about cover my bills etc. My ex barely gives me anything as his work is very erratic. Can anyone tell me how tax credits work in this situation do I lose them from when she drops out but get them back in September when she starts college again? Any advice would be really appreciated.