Young People’s Choices After Year 11 Parents/Carers The law has changed Raising the Participation Age From June 2013 all young people by law will be required to continue in education Current or training until the end of the academic year 11 year in which they become 17 From June 2015 all young people by law will have to stay in some form of training or education until their 18th birthday. Year 10 and below What choices do young people have after year 11? Full-time academic or vocational courses at a school/academy sixth form, FE or sixth form college, or training provider an Apprenticeship or other work based learning route Employment (self’ or ‘employed’) or Volunteering with Training. The benefits of Raising the Participation Age to young people reduce the likelihood of poor outcomes later in life develop the skills they need to achieve their full potential ensure they are work ready Increased participation means more young people will be given the opportunity to.. able to take advantage of the opportunities on offer and contribute to the economy and local community gain the skills they need to be productive members of society develop the skills they need for adult life Full Time Education This includes: Staying on at school/academy sixth form or an FE/sixth form college to study: AS/A’ Levels Vocational Qualifications such as BTECs Foundation Learning programmes GCSEs Undertaking full time education can provide young people with the academic and/or vocational skills to progress into further/higher education or work with training. Apprenticeships What are Apprenticeships? • Apprentices are employed for at least 30 hours per week and earn a wage. • Apprenticeships work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. • Apprentices attend a specialist college or training organisation on a dayrelease basis. Sometimes the training is delivered and assessed in house by the employer. • Apprenticeships may take between one and four years to complete depending on the level of the Apprenticeship, the learners ability and industry sector. • Apprentices will be in employment for most of the time as most training takes place ‘on the job’. National Apprenticeship Service - www.apprenticeships.org.uk Employment or Volunteering with Training If the young people chooses to work (be ‘self employed’ or ‘employed’) or volunteer for 20+ hours per week and for more than 8 weeks in a row, you must take part in some part-time study/ training. If an employer does not deliver in- house recognised training they will need to ensure they provide 16-17 year old employees with the opportunity to study/ train off site for 280 hours per year (equivalent to approximately 1.day per week). Access can be flexible e.g. day/half – day release, twilight sessions or block release. What will training involve? Exactly what the training will involve and where it will take place will be for the young person and the employer to decide. • • Young people may continue with Maths(Numeracy) and English (Literacy) if they have not already achieved level 2 in these subjects. Undertake Vocational qualifications relating to employment. All training must be accredited (approved by an Awarding Organisation) and will develop the young persons work and employment skills appropriately. Why do young people now have to stay in education or training for longer at 16? The demand for highly skilled employees is growing The more highly skilled and trained young people are the more they increase your ability to get a job and earn more Why continue learning? Need to make sure young people have the knowledge and skills to deal with the future employment market Competition for jobs is greater Than ever before Legal Responsibilities Schools Young people • Provide young people with impartial information, advice and guidance regarding their options at 16. • This should included advice on which pathway is best for the young person to follow, which courses/training are most appropriate and which institution (college/school/employer) will be most suitable. • Provide all young people with access to Logon:Moveon. • If the young person is undertaking employment at 16 they are responsible for making sure they continue training, arrange this with their employer and attend when appropriate. Legal Responsibilities Employers • Employers must provide any employee aged 16-18 with the equivalent hours to 1 day a week to undertake training. • Employers must make sure that their employees are enrolled on training. young people will be monitored by their home school and the local authority to make sure that they keep up with their studies, apprenticeship or employment with training. Remember ……… Education and training for 16-18 year olds is free. If you think your young person will struggle with other costs of full time learning e.g as travel or equipment, they may be able to get support from a Bursary. Contact the post-16 provider for details. If your young person becomes employed or follows an Apprenticeship they will receive a wage and will not have to pay any training costs. Where can you and your child find additional support? School Senior Management Team School Youth Support Service (YSS)Advisor DfE website http://www.education.gov.uk/childrenandyoungpeople/youngpeople/participation/rpa East Riding 14-19 Website http://www.eriding.net/14-19/ National Apprenticeship Service http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/About-Us/National-Apprenticeship-Service.aspx Log on Move on https://www.logonmoveon.co.uk/CAP/Home.aspx Where can you find additional information? • More detailed ‘Frequently asked Questions’ sheets on www.logonmoveon.co.uk • Post 16 providers contact details on www.logonmoveon.co.uk • Youth Support Service, ERYC –01482 392824 or email firstname.lastname@example.org • Frequently Asked Question sheets on http://www.logonmoveon.co.uk • Post-16 providers – see their contact details on http:// www.logonmoveon.co.uk • 14-19: your life, your options – www.direct.gov.uk/en/ EducationAndLearning/14To19/index.htm • Money to learn – www.direct.gov.uk/en/ EducationAndLearning/14To19/MoneyToLearn/index.htm • Bursaries – contact the post-16 provider • Post-16 travel to school/college – www2.eastriding. gov.uk/learning/schools-colleges-and-academies/schooltransport/ home-to-school-transport • National Careers Service – https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk or to contact an adviser tel: 0800 100 900 or text: 07766 4 13 2 19 • Apprenticeships – www.apprenticeships.org.uk/ • National Apprenticeship Service –www.apprenticeships.org.uk/AboutUs/National-Apprenticeship-Service.aspx Young people who learn or train for longer- keep their job options stronger!