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Raising the Participation Age (RPA)  


► Raising the Participation Age (RPA)

Raising of the Participation Age (RPA) came into effect from the summer of 2013, when young people will be required to stay on in education or training until the end of the academic year in which they turn 17. This is the first stage of a phased introduction and from 2015 all young people will have to stay on in education or training until they are 18.

RPA is not about raising the school leaving age. It is about offering young people more choices and options in learning as they can decide whether to continue their learning in school, college, training or in the workplace.

► How will RPA affect you?

For more information on how RPA will affect you, please click the appropriate button below:
EmployersParents and CarersYoung People

For more information:
Helpful factsheets from the Department for Education to explain what raising the participation age (RPA) will mean for you.

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Posted 4th November 2014
By Jade Blades
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