Policy Statement on Provider Access

This policy statement sets out the College’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the College for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the College’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Student Entitlement
All students are entitled:

• To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;
• To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;
• To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.


Management of provider access requests

A provider wishing to request access should contact Jo Wood, Careers Leader
Telephone: 0151652 5575; Email: jw@bsfc.ac.uk


Opportunities for access
Several events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into College to speak to students. These include our Visiting Speakers Programme and Futures Day event.


Please speak to our Careers Leader to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.

Premises and facilities
The College will make classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The College will also seek to make available any equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Leader or a member of their team.

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at the Careers Resource Centre, which is managed by the College Learning Resource Centre Manager. The Learning Resource Centre (The Hub) is available to all students throughout the College day.