This section describes the arrangements and support available to help young people of sixth form age attend education or training. It applies to:

  • Young people age 16 to 19 years old who start a course before their 19th birthday.
  • Young people up to age 25 if they have an education, health and care (EHC) plan and are continuing on a course started before their 19th birthday.

The arrangements can apply to education or training at:

  • School
  • Further education institution
  • Local authority maintained or assisted institution providing higher or further education
  • 16 – 19 academy
  • Any other establishment at which the local authority secures the provision of education or training

Young people are required to stay in education or training until their 18th birthday.