- Are you a young person under the age of 16?
- Are you a parent or carer of a child under the age of 16?
- Do you work with young people under the age of 18?
- Are you an employer?
If you answer yes to one or more of these questions then please keep reading… Did you know?
From September 2013, all young people in England will be required to stay in learning until the end of the academic year in which they turn 17 (at the moment it’s 16) and from September 2015 until their 18th birthday?
What is learning?
Remaining in learning doesn’t necessarily mean remaining at school. These are the options available to young people:
- Full-time education, such as school, college or home education
- Work-based learning, such as an apprenticeship
- Part-time education or training if employed, self-employed or volunteering for more than 20 hours a week
To see the first young people affected by these changes please click here
What are the benefits to young people?
Remaining in learning for longer:
- Helps develop the skills needed for adult life
- Encourages achievement of full potential
- Raises aspirations and expectations
- Reduces the likelihood of unemployment
- Increases income earning potential
- Encourages positive attitudes towards lifelong learning
- Reduces the likelihood of poor health
Where can I get help?
For more information and to get help please click here