Raising of the Participation Age
The government has increased the age to which all young people in England must continue in education or training.
Students starting Year 11 or below in September 2013 will need to continue until at least their 18th birthday.
This does not necessarily mean staying in school; young people have a choice about how they continue in education or training Post-16, which could be through:
- full-time study in a school, college or with a training provider
- full-time work or volunteering combined with part-time education or training
- an apprenticeship.
Our school Careers website provides information and advice about career choices at age 14, 16 and 18. It is a portal to the many careers-related websites that are available locally and nationally including Norfolk County Council’s Careers website, the Apprenticeship website, UCAS and the National Careers websites.
There are pages of advice about writing CVs, letters of application and going for interviews, as well as information and advice about funding with Further and Higher Education courses and training.
Careermag offers a complete guide to apprenticeships, courses and university opportunities along with useful articles offering education and career advice.