Raising of the Participation Age

The World of Learning is Changing

From 2013, young people completing Year 11 of school will need to remain in learning for a further academic year, leaving at aged 17 instead of 16. Those due to leave school in 2015 will need to remain in learning until their 18th birthday.

Due to Complete Year 11
Must Stay In Learning Until
June 2012
June 2014
June 2015
18th birthday

The Raising of the Participation Age (RPA) does not mean that young people have to stay in school. Options include:
  • Full-time Education - school 6th form, a college or a Foundation Learning provider. Full-time is classed as at least 540 hours a year
  • An Apprenticeship a full time, paid job while receiving training for a recognised qualification
  • Work with Training if employed, self-employed or volunteering full time (20 hours or more a week), young people must still be in learning for at least 280 hours a year, the equivalent of one day a week during term-time

Advice and guidance on the full range of options is available from Routes To Employment. Telephone 01642 444666

For more information on RPA please click the following link Raising of the Participating Age or ring the RPA Hotline 01287 612323.

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