Raising the participation age
All young people in England are required to continue in education or training until at least their 18th birthday.
This does not mean young people must stay in school. They can choose from:
- full-time education (eg at a school or college)
- a traineeship or apprenticeship
- part-time education or training combined with one of the following:
– employment or self-employment for 20 hours or more a week
– volunteering for 20 hours or more a week