In England, you need to stay in some form of learning until you are 18-years-old. You could choose:

  • an apprenticeship

  • full-time education

  • To become employed, self-employed or take a voluntary job for 20 hours or more a week. This will need to be alongside part-time education or training for one day per week.

It's  important you research all the learning options available to you so that you can make an informed decision about your post-16 learning.

If you want to get a job (become employed) the employer must offer:

  • Training towards an accredited qualification as part of an apprenticeship, or

  • accredited training with the job, or

  • The opportunity to join an accredited training programme for at least one day per week.