As part of the Education and Skills Bill, the government is proposing to raise the leaving age for education from 16 to 18 by 2013. This doesn’t mean that young people have to stay in school beyond 16, but that they will be required to be in some form of training or education for the following two years.
NUS is lobbying for improvements to be made to the Education and Skills Bill.
We’re also campaigning for a national complaints authority for further education and a right for all learners to challenge the quality and range of learning available from their local authority.
We’re seeking to achieve this through a House of Lord’s amendment to the bill. But we’ll need the support of local activists like you to make this happen.
More information on how you can take part will appear closer to the bill's reading in the House of Lords. In the meantime, please feel free to leave your comments on the campaign here.