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Young people now have the right to stay in learning until they are 18; but that doesn't mean you need to stay in school. There are lots of options available.

Local jobs, apprenticeships, training and more!

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GCSE choices

Your choice of GCSEs can have a big effect on the rest of your life so choose them well.

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School leaving age

Children must stay in education, training and learning until age 18. This can be at school, college, or (after age 16) in a job with training, like an apprenticeship.

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Traineeships are flexible training programmes for young people aged 16 to 24 years

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Training Providers

Local training providers offer alternative options for 16+ learning, including community-based programmes, engagement, and specialist support