In September 2015, the government raised the Participation age (School leaving age) to 18 years. This means if you are under the age of 18 or left year 11 at the summer of 2014, you will have to access one of the following until the age of 18:

  • Full time Education
  • Work Based learning such as an Apprenticeship or Traineeship
  • Part Time Education or Training combined with one of the following:

                 o Employment or self employment for 20 hours or more a week
                 o Volunteering for 20 hours or more a week