Last reviewed on 24 January 2024
Statutory/mandatory for: Maintained schools Academies Free schools Pupil referral units

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What this policy needs to do

All maintained schools and academies (including special schools and PRUs) must:

  • Give education and training providers the opportunity to talk to pupils in years 8 to 13 about approved technical qualifications and apprenticeships
  • Provide a minimum of 6 encounters with technical education or training providers to all pupils in years 8 to 13

How your school will comply with the legal requirement to provide pupils with 6 encounters with technical education or training providers, and what times the school will give access Any procedural requirements for requests for access, e.g. the main point of contact at the school to whom requests should be directed Rules for granting and refusing access, e.g. details of careers lessons, assemblies or