If you are under 18 you are now required to continue in education or training until your 18th birthday, or until a level 3 qualification (equiavlent to an A level) is achieved – whichever comes first.
This doesn’t mean that you have to stay in school or college, though. Your options are;
To help you to decide the right choice for you, think about:
For more detailed information about the different options take a look at our Post 16 booklet.
You are not stuck doing one thing for the two years if you don’t want to be, you just have to be doing one of the three going to college doesn’t mean you can’t apply for an apprenticeship. Just as if you don’t enjoy work, you can apply to college. We can help with all of these scenarios if you need us to.
If you have a career idea in mind but would like to explore this further then you could use the our website’s Jobs Section or make an appointment with an Education and Employment Adviser.
Last Updated: 30th January 2020