In 2013, the participation age was raised to 18 years of age. This means all young people are required to continue to participate in education or training until at least their 18th birthday.
There are lots of things a student should think about when deciding their next steps after school:
- What career do they want to do? Some jobs need you to choose certain qualifications to get into them.
- National Careers Service – A service for the skills Funding Agency
- What are their predicted grades? Certain courses require certain grades.
- How does a particular student prefer to learn? If they are more ‘hands-on’ they might want to think about vocational qualifications, Traineeship or an Apprenticeship.
Students may find the following websites useful when researching their options post-16: