Staying in education or training

If you live in England, you have to stay in education or training until the age of 18.

You don’t have to stay in school and you can get a job if you want – but training needs to be part of what you are doing. In Wales, you have to stay in school until the age of 16. Wherever you are, we have a range of courses and training options available for you to search through.

You may choose to stay on in school, move to college, or take up a work-based traineeship or apprenticeship. You can also decide whether you want to study and train full or part-time.

You can search for courses in your area based around subjects like English, maths, plumbing, or hair and beauty. Alternatively, you can explore the options available at specific colleges, schools, or training providers. 

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