Education and Skills Act 2008

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The Education and Skills Act 2008[1]
Long title An Act to make provision about education and training; and for connected purposes.
Citation 2008 c 25
Royal assent 26 November 2008
History of passage through Parliament
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

The Education and Skills Act 2008 (c 25) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that raised the minimum age at which a person can leave education or training to eighteen for those born after 1 September 1997, with an interim minimum leaving age of 17 from 2013. The Act also introduced a number of other changes including the right of choice and appeal for young people regarding their sixth form college, and placing duties on the Learning and Skills Council regarding payment and finance of courses for both children and adults.[2]

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  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 174(1) of this Act.
  2. ^