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REMINDER: Provider Access Legislation updates coming into force from January 2023

Date: 7 Oct

The updated provider access legislation (PAL) specifies schools must provide at least six encounters for all their students:

Two encounters for pupils during the ‘first key phase’ (year 8 or 9) that are mandatory for all pupils to attend

Two encounters for pupils during the ‘second key phase’ (year 10 or 11) that are mandatory for all pupils to attend

Two encounters for pupils during the ‘third key phase’ (year 12 or 13) that are mandatory for the school to put on but optional for pupils to attend

The new 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.