Access to schools for education and training providers

Closed 25 Jul 2022

Opened 20 Jun 2022


We’d like your views on proposed changes to statutory guidance for schools on access for education and training providers to year 8-13 pupils

Why your views matter

Through the Skills and Post-16 Education Act 2022, we are strengthening the statutory requirement for schools to provide opportunities for providers of technical education and apprenticeships to talk to year 8-13 pupils to discuss their education and training options.

We're seeking views on proposed revisions to the statutory careers guidance that underpins this legal duty. The guidance explains:

  • the changes to the law 
  • what schools must do to comply
  • the support available to help schools to deliver high quality provider encounters for young people.


  • Teachers
  • Headteachers
  • Governors
  • School support staff
  • Training providers
  • Further education colleges
  • Sixth form colleges
  • Designated institutions and 16-19 academies
  • Unions and representative organisations
  • Universities


  • Education
  • Statutory policies and guidance
  • Careers guidance
  • Participation of young people in education, employment and training
  • Equality
  • HE
  • Apprenticeships
  • Work based training