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Raising of the participation age (16+)

The Government has increased the age to which all young people in England must continue in education or training.

Since summer 2014, young people are required to continue in education or training until their 18th birthday.

Young People could choose:

  • Full-time education (e.g. school or college)
  • Apprenticeships
  • Employment with part-time education or training
  • Volunteering with part-time education or training
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