The provider access legislation is new guidance that comes into force from January 2023. Its aim is to help learners’ awareness and take up of, not just apprenticeships, but wider technical education options such as T-Levels and Higher Technical Qualifications.
The updated provider access legislation (PAL) specifies schools must provide at least six encounters for all their students:
- Two encounters for pupils during the ‘first key phase’ (Year 8 or 9) that are mandatory for all pupils to attend
- Two encounters for pupils during the ‘second key phase’ (Year 10 or 11) that are mandatory for all pupils to attend
- Two encounters for pupils during the ‘third key phase’ (Year 12 or 13) that are mandatory for the school to put on but optional for pupils to attend.
Services for Young People are able to support schools to meet this legislation through our careers curriculum support and increase awareness of options through our 'Identifying choices and opportunities' session, which is part of the Plan Your Future groupwork for Key Stages 3-5.
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