All young people in Devon have an entitlement to access education until they are 18. This is the same for all learners with and without SEND.
The SEND Code of Practice and Department for Education guidance states that all learners should be able to complete their education by the time they reach 18. This applies to learners with EHCPs as well.
As each learner progresses through their education, their plan will be reviewed and updated. From year nine onwards the focus of each EHCP must be on preparation for adulthood and what each child or young person wants to achieve in their education.
When a learner reaches 18 their EHCP should outline what ceasing the plan should look like and what outcomes the learner needs to complete their education.
Learners with an EHCP can access education between 19 and 25 if it is identified that they have incomplete outcomes in their plan. Each learner’s plan should identify what they need to accomplish to complete their education and clear outcomes linked to their aspirations.
Learners without an EHCP can also continue to access education between 19 and 25. Support for this can be accessed through their further education college for their SEN needs.