The DfE have issued a reminder to all secondary schools to review their provider access arrangements to meet careers statutory guidance. This legislation was introduced through the Skills and Post-16 Education Act 2022 and the Education (Careers Guidance in Schools) Act 2022.

Some key updates are highlighted below:

  • Since September 2022, all schools and academies must now secure independent careers guidance for students from Years 7 to 13.
  • From 1 January 2023, it is a legal requirement for schools to ensure all students during school Years 8 to 13 have at least six opportunities to meet a range of providers of approved technical education qualifications and apprenticeships.