16-18 education or training

There have been some changes to the school leaving age recently.

You now have to stay in education or training until you are 17 or 18, depending on what year you are currently in.

This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to stay at school though. It can mean:

  • fulltime education at school or college
  • an apprenticeship
  • full time employment (over 20 hours a week) combined with part time education or training