Young People`s Choices After Year 11 - Parents and Carers

Young People’s
After Year 11
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
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
they are
work ready
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
gain the skills they
need to be
productive members
of society
develop the skills
they need for adult
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
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.
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
• 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 -
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
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
The more highly skilled and
trained young people are
the more they increase
your ability to get a job
and earn more
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
• 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
• Provide all young people with access to
• 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 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
East Riding 14-19 Website
National Apprenticeship Service
Log on Move on
Where can you find additional
More detailed ‘Frequently asked Questions’ sheets on
Post 16 providers contact details on
Youth Support Service, ERYC –01482 392824 or email
Frequently Asked Question sheets on
Post-16 providers – see their contact details on http://
14-19: your life, your options –
Money to learn –
• Bursaries – contact the post-16 provider
• Post-16 travel to school/college – www2.eastriding.
• National Careers Service – or to contact
an adviser tel: 0800 100 900 or text: 07766 4 13 2 19
• Apprenticeships –
• National Apprenticeship Service –
Young people who
learn or train for
longer- keep their
job options