Raising the Participation Age | Walsall College

Raising the Participation Age

Legislation was passed in the Education and Skills Act of 2008 which requires a young person to stay in education or training until 18 from 2015.


What are the options?

RPA (Raising the Participation Age) requires a young person to stay in education until 18, but this does not necessarily mean staying at school. You could enrol at College, study an apprenticeship or have part-time education or training if you are employed.

You don’t have to stay on at school – choose a route that suits your ambitions.
• Apprenticeships
• Work-based training


Get ready for work

One of the most important factors for young people choosing the next step is how well their education or training prepares them for the job they want to do.  At Walsall College, whether you want to study full-time, or earn while you’re learning, we’ve got a route to suit you. With excellent links to employers, industry-standard facilities and tutors with real experience, you’ll be ready for work whatever route you choose.

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