Next Steps into Education or the World of Work

What is Raising the Participation Age (RPA)?

The government has increased the age to which all young people in England are required to continue in education or training. Pupils who leave year 11 have to continue until at least their 18th birthday.

Young people will able to choose from:

  • full-time education (e.g. 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

Click here to see our Rochdale local authority offer of post-16 opportunities. This includes all sixth form colleges and further education colleges.

Click here to see our Rochdale local authority apprenticeships brochure.

For further information please visit:

https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/increasing-opportunities-for-young-people-and-helping-them-to-achieve-their-potential/supporting-pages/raising-the-participation-age

What is Destination Data?

Destination data is any information that is collected about where a student goes after leaving school. This may include sixth forms/colleges they later go on to attend (including courses and subjects they go on to study), apprenticeships, traineeships or employment. We have an obligation to collect this data to understand the outcomes for our students and it is useful to plan our support for future students.

Please click here for our latest ‘Moving On’ report to see the final destinations of last year’s Year 11 students.

For further information please visit:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/748165/Destinations_good_practice_guide_for_publishing.pdf