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Our resources section contains a collection of links to online sources, downloadable documents and info sheets that will help you find out more about youth employment and skills.

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Varsity blues
Varsity blues

Time for apprenticeships to graduate?

A comparison of the earnings, employment, productivity and taxpayer returns of graduates to those of apprentices.

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Alternative to University guide
Alternative to University guide

The Guide to School Leaver Programmes and Apprenticeships for Students, Parents & Teachers.

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Department of Education - RPA
Department of Education - RPA

The government has increased the age to which all young people in England must continue in education or training, requiring them to continue until the end of the academic year in which they turn 17 from 2013 and until their 18th birthday from 2015.

This section of the Department of education site provides more information about raising the participation age.

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Raising the Participation Age (RPA) - Information for Parents
Raising the Participation Age (RPA) - Information for Parents

The Government has changed the law so that from start of the 2013/14 academic year, all young people are required to continue in education or training:

  • Until the end of the academic year in which they turn 17.
  • From summer 2015 this will be until their 18th birthday.

The information here will help you to understand what this means for you and your child.

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National Careers Council report: An Aspirational Nation
National Careers Council report: An Aspirational Nation

Creating a culture change in careers provision

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Participation of Young People Statutory Guidance Annexe 3 – effective re-engagement
Participation of Young People Statutory Guidance Annexe 3 – effective re-engagement

The Department of Education Statutory Guidence on Raising the Age of Participation

Annexe 3 - The principles of effective re-engagement provision.

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Participation of Young People Statutory Guidance Annexe 1 – Defining Participation
Participation of Young People Statutory Guidance Annexe 1 – Defining Participation

The Department of Education Statutory Guildence on Raising the Age of Participation

Annexe 1 - Defining Participation

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National Star College
National Star College

A provider of specialist further education, training and personal development for young people aged 16 to 25 with complex physical disabilities, acquired brain injuries and associated sensory, learning, medical, emotional and behavioural difficulties

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University of Gloucestershire
University of Gloucestershire

Official site aimed at recruiting students and offering information on University services and facilities. the university of Gloucestershire is spread over four campuses, three in Cheltenham and one in Gloucester.

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Hartpury College
Hartpury College

The college is a provider of equine care, animal science, agricultural and land management courses, sports science, food technology and related courses. Hartpury has been rated as outstanding by Ofsted and praised for the services and learning environment it provides for students living at the College.

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