The Youth Contract – helping young people to achieve and succeed
If you are 16 and 17 and are not in education, employment or training, and have low qualifications, such as one or no GCSEs at grade C, you may be referred to participate in the Youth Contract. If you are a care leaver or are leaving youth custody you may also be eligible.
On the Youth Contract, a mentor will be working with you over a six month period to give you the skills and confidence to get back into education, training or employment. They will:
- meet you to discuss your options and agree an action plan
- help you to go back to school, start a college or training course, such as an apprenticeship, or to find a job
- help you to succeed and achieve by sustaining your education, employment or training for five out of six months.
Want to find out more? Contact the provider in your area to see if you are eligible:
- Emma.email@example.com for: Basingstoke, Test Valley, East Hampshire. Hart and the New Forest
- Michelle@wheatsheaftrust.org for: Eastleigh, Gosport and Havant
- Alan.Brennan@catch-22.org.uk for: Basingstoke, Winchester, Rushmoor and Fareham
- If you live in Basingstoke, you can contact either Emma or Alan. Two providers cover Basingstoke, so referrals can be to either.
Education or training at 16 and 17
From this summer, all young people will be required to stay in education or training for another year after they leave secondary education. Find out more about the range of choices available to you.