What is the ‘Raising of the Participation Age’ ?

It is Government policy that those leaving Year 11 from 2014 onwards will need to remain in learning until they are 18.

Does this mean staying at school until the age of 18?

Not necessarily, although lots of young people will choose to stay on. Young people will be able to choose from one of the following options:

  • Full-time education, such as school or college
  • Work-based learning, such as an Apprenticeship
  • Part-time education or training if they are employed, self employed or volunteering for more than 20 hours a week

They will have the choice of lots of different qualifications including A levels, more GCSEs, Apprenticeships and vocational courses.

For more information about learning and training options: www.helpyouchoose.org Norfolk’s careers information and advice website for 14-19 year olds

For information about Apprenticeships: www.apprenticeships.org.uk

Visit the Education and Learning pages for more information about your teenagers choices www.direct.gov.uk

For job and careers information: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

 

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