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Provider Access Legislation – Careers Hub Resources and Support

November 20, 2022

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In January 2023, the updated provider access legislation (PAL) will be enacted. It presents a timely and important opportunity to build on the growing interest in high-quality technical pathways.

We’re here to support you with key resources to understand why it’s important and how you can build on the great work already being done in your school, special school or college. These resources include support with planning a meaningful provider encounter and for upskilling colleagues to help them understand all pathways.

Promoting all Pathways | CEC Resource Directory (

Finally, we’re delighted to share the recording from our first Careers Excellence Seminar which took place on the 4th November where over 200 educators and stakeholders joined us on the day. Together in partnership with The Gatsby Foundation, the panel explored the topic: ‘What does excellence in apprenticeships and technical education look like?’.

CEC Careers Excellence Seminar 1 – YouTube

You can also register for the below webinars hosted by Amazing Apprenticeships to understand the resources available to further help you promote all pathways. The Careers & Enterprise Company will be co-hosting the webinar on Monday 5th December:

How to host a staff briefing on T Levels | Mon 21st November, 4 – 4.30pm
Getting ready for National Apprenticeship Week | Mon 5 December, 3-3.30pm
Getting ready for National Careers Week 2023 | Weds 22 February, 4 – 4.30pm

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

What Schools Say About Us

Being part of the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Careers Hub has been pivotal to the development of careers provision in our school. The Hub have shared good practice across their members resulting in a stronger focus on good quality provision. The annual event enabled the hub to share their vision of School Improvement Through The Lens of Careers and looking beyond the Benchmarks. It was a fantastic opportunity to share different models of school improvement and strategies to further develop careers provision to enhance the future opportunities of our young people.

Mrs A Spencer, John Taylor High School

What Businesses Say About Us

It it superb to be able to speak with local schools, colleges, and businesses in Stoke and Staffs and show how important the partnerships are to bring the skills of the future. Educating those who educate the ones shaping the aspirations of young people is essential for the industry to grow and be more sustainable.”

Alison Tucker, St Modwen