Schools must now set out on their websites how providers can request access to speak to pupils about FE courses and apprenticeships.
Skills minister Anne Milton made the announcement today as part of the government’s careers strategy, which came into force in January.
The so-called Baker Clause means that schools must not close their doors to FE colleges and providers wanting to speak to pupils about the opportunities they can offer.
Ms Milton said: “I recognise that schools have needed time to adjust to this new legislation but, now that it is in place, all schools should have published their arrangements for providers to visit all pupils in years 8 to 13.
“I know that schools already provide a range of inspiring and informative careers events, assemblies and options evenings. In many cases, schools can comply with the legislation by integrating a range of opportunities for provider visits into those existing plans and making this information publicly available.”
To comply, schools must publish a policy statement on their website setting out how providers can request access.
“I want every young person, whatever their background, to have a good understanding of both the academic and technical routes that can lead to future success in a rewarding career or job,” Ms Milton added. Read more