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Study programmes

All young people must continue in some form of education or training until their 18th birthday.

If you are in education, you should follow a ‘study programme’. A study programme is a type of course which individualises your learning, helps to prepare you for adulthood and supports you to move into work or further study. It must be at the right level for you and it should also include maths and English. 

Lots of study programmes offer meaningful work experience opportunities and other non-qualification activities which can help you to prepare for employment and becoming an adult.

When you have finished your study programme, you may be ready to move onto further training or employment. Some young people also move into higher education.

Lots of programmes offer meaningful work experience opportunities and other non-qualification activities which can help prepare you for employment and becoming an adult.

Most students with SEND who have an EHCP will leave education or training before they are 25. However, if you need more time to complete your education and you have an EHCP, you may be able to stay in education or training up to the age of 25 if this is appropriate for you.

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