What is Raising the participation age (RPA)?
This change has been introduced in 2 stages:
- Students who left year 11 in summer 2013 had to continue in education or training for at least another year until June 2014.
- Students who left year 11 in summer 2014 or later have to continue until at least their 18th birthday.
This does not mean young people must stay in school. They will able to choose from:
- Full-time education (eg at a school or college)
- An apprenticeship or traineeship
- Part-time education or training combined with one of the following:
- employment or self-employment for 20 hours or more a week
- volunteering for 20 hours or more a week
Staff / advisors
Resources and Tools
The ‘Resources’ section has all you need to start your career choice research, write a personal statement, CV and covering letter.
It is recommended that students begin their research on their future career choices and the pathways needed to reach their career goal, prior to meeting with their independent Careers Adviser in Years 10 and 11.
- Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programmes make a major contribution in preparing young people for opportunities, responsibilities and…
- A Levels, BTEC Courses, Vocational Qualifications, Apprenticeships. The choices available and decisions you will need to make towards the end…
- Siddal Moor and Positive Steps Partnership. Siddal Moor has a qualified careers adviser who is based in school in room CF05.…