Scheme helps school-leavers

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YOUNG people are being encouraged to reach their full potential in a new council campaign.

Derbyshire County Council has launched Up To 18, highlighting government changes in training and education for school-leavers.

Bosses are promoting the different options available to people aged under 18 - from full-time education to apprenticeships and foundation learning - as part of the scheme.

Councillor Mike Longden, the county council’s cabinet member for education, said: “Up To 18 lets young people know the changes don’t just mean staying on at school.

“Encouraging young people to continue in learning or training helps them develop the skills to help them fulfil their potential.”