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:
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.