From 2013 the government introduced a new policy requiring all young people to stay in education or training until they are 17, this is called the Raising of the Participation Age (RPA).  The participation age will rise to age 18 in 2015.

There are a wide variety of pathways and courses available to you however do not panic, help is available to support you to make an informed decision.  Whether or not you know what you would like to do it is advisable to find out about all of your options.  

Listed below are the main pathways available to you post 16 and there are links to other useful websites and sources of information.

We would advise that you research your local provider websites.

  • College
  • School 6th Form and Sixth Form Colleges
  • Specialist colleges supporting learning difficulties/disabilities
  • Training Providers
  • Apprenticeships

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