The Skills and Post-16 Education Act 2022
The Skills and Post-16 Education Act 2022 sets out new requirements on the number and types of encounters schools will need to deliver for their pupils with providers of technical education or apprenticeships.
The Provider Access Legislation specifies schools must provide at least six encounters for all their students – two in Years 8 and 9, two in Years 10 and 11 (all pupils in these year groups will be expected to access these encounters) and two in Years 12 and 13 (encounters need to be made available to all students in these year groups).
The Provider Access Legislation will become a key mechanism to further help learners understand and take-up, not just apprenticeships, but wider technical education options such as T-Levels and Higher Technical Qualifications.
We are committed to empowering the best possible choice and opportunity for young people. Work is constantly being done to connect young people with technical qualification and apprenticeship pathways. We are determined to build on that good practice.