Mike Baker examines plans for raising the education leaving age What you need to know:
Education after the school leaving age can take place in schools, colleges, with private training providers or in the workplace.
While government projections show some increase in the proportion staying on at school, the much bigger increases will be at FE colleges and in work-based learning.
There is a duty on young people to participate, and a duty on parents to assist their children to stay on in education, as well as duties on employers to release young people for training, and on schools and colleges to inform authorities if young people drop out.
To encourage young people to attend courses, young people will be offered an Education Maintenance Allowance.
Young people who don?t turn up could be issued with an Attendance Notice, and, if they consistently don?t turn up, this could go to a Youth Court.

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