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Teenagers to stay in education or training after 16

PUBLISHED: 11:32 05 November 2012

Students entering Year 11 next September will be expected to stay in education or training until the end of the academic year in which they turn 17 following a change in Government policy.

The “Raising the Participation Age” initiative also means those currently in Year 10 or below will continue until at least their 18th birthday.

The change is about making sure that young people take advantage of a range of options for continuing with learning.

They will be encouraged to continue in full-time education, take on an apprenticeship or get involved in a part-time education or training if they are employed, self-employed or volunteering.


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