Does my 16 year old have to be in education?

Under previous legislation it was compulsory for young people to remain in education until the age of 16. However, as a result of legislation introduced in September 2013, the law now requires that young people continue in education, employment or training until the age of 18.

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Can an apprentice be sacked?

If an apprentice has a Contract of Apprenticeship, there are very limited ways in which an apprentice can be dismissed; if they are wholly unteachable, by mutual consent, when their apprenticeship comes to an end or by reason of redundancy.

How much does a 16 year old apprentice get paid?

There is a minimum wage for all young people enrolled on apprenticeships. How much you receive depends on your age and how long you’ve been doing the apprenticeship. If you’re aged 16-18, or in your first year and aged over 19, you’ll earn at least £4.15 per hour.

What options do 16 year old school leavers have?

Options at 16

  • Post-16 options and the law. The raising of the participation age in England means that, whatever your child’s next step, some form of study or training is compulsory until at least the age of 18.
  • Sixth forms and colleges.
  • New educational options.
  • Apprenticeships and traineeships.
  • Finding the right fit.

What to do with a teenager who refuses to go to school?

If your child is avoiding or refusing to go to school, talk to your child’s therapist. He can help develop strategies to help resolve the situation, such as addressing your child’s sleeping habits so that he is ready for school in the morning.

Who pays for an apprentice?

In most cases, not the apprentice. If you’re between the ages of 16 and 24, you won’t have to fund your own tuition, it’s your employer and the government who cover the fees.

What is a Level 4 apprentice?

Level 4 – Higher Apprenticeship A level 4 apprenticeship is equivalent to a foundation degree, a Higher National Certificate (HNC), or the first year of an undergraduate degree. Higher apprenticeships start at level 4. Hold a level 3 NVQ/SVQ qualification. Have a BTEC National qualification.

How long is a Level 5 apprenticeship?

As a higher apprentice, you will be expected to work for a minimum of thirty hours a week, for a minimum of thirty weeks in a year. The length of your apprenticeship will depend on your employer, but higher apprenticeships can last anywhere between one and four years.

Can a 15 year old start an apprenticeship?

Who can do one? Apprenticeships are for anyone above the age of 16 who isn’t in full-time education. There isn’t an age limit but they’re normally aimed at 16-24 year olds.

Who qualifies for apprenticeship?

Be aged 16 or older at the start of the apprenticeship. Not be enrolled on another funded apprenticeship or another funded further education or higher education programme at the time you start your new apprenticeship.