Returning to education or carrying on with education after school

Posted on July 28, 2017 at 11:26 am

The government have recently introduced a law to say that all students must stay on in education following GCSE’s unless they have a job lined up to go in to or an apprenticeship or spend 20 hours or more a week working or volunteering, while in part-time education or training. This is until they reach the age of 18.

This law was introduced to cut down on the number of young people who become unemployed at the age of 16. Some people decide tot to stay on after you GCSE’s and do A-levels or decide that a college setting is more suited to them and chose to enrol in one of those. For some people, they have simply had enough of school and the education system and would rather work. The government website has a place where you can search for current apprenticeships being offered in your area. You can usually type in your postcode and search within a radius of your address. You can then click through to apply for the position or find out more information.

Finding work is not easy, and returning to education after leaving can be hard especially if you are relying on an income, so it is worth spending some time really thinking about what it is you want to do before making any decisions.

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