DfE guidance on raising awareness of technical education and apprenticeships

28 November 2017

The DfE has published guidance for schools on letting pupils from Years 8 to 13 hear from a range of technical education and apprenticeship providers.

From 2 January 2018, schools must provide technical education and apprenticeship providers with access to pupils in Years 8 to 13. This is a requirement of the Education Act 1997 (as amended by the Technical and Further Education Act 2017).

This guidance is also for technical education and apprenticeship providers to be aware of changes in their ability to inform pupils about the different courses they have to offer.

This guidance is for:

  • all maintained schools and academies

  • sixth form colleges

  • university technical colleges

  • further education colleges

  • higher education providers

  • apprenticeship providers

Also, see the example policy statement on provider access.