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Ashcroft Technology Academy

Ashcroft Academy Provider Access Policy Technical Education and Apprenticeships


This policy sets out the Academy’s arrangements for giving students access to Technical Education and Apprenticeship providers in order that they can receive information about Technical Education and Apprenticeship routes.  This complies with the Academy’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997, as amended by the Technical and Further Education Act 2017.

Student Entitlement

  • Students in Years 8 to 13 are entitled to find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeship opportunities as part of a broad Careers Education programme, which provides information on the full range of education and training options available to young people at each transition point.
  • To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through assemblies, career events, workshops and options evenings.
  • To understand how to write applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

Management of provider access requests


Any provider wishing to request access should contact the following member of staff:




Juliet Fitzherbert





020 8877 0357






Opportunities for access

Events are planned into the Academy’s Careers programme which offer providers an opportunity to speak to students and/or their parents. The Academy calendar varies from year to year so, providers wish to be included, they must contact the member of staff named above to identify the most suitable time. The events are usually arranged well in advance so it is essential that providers contact the Academy early in the academic year so that they can be included.

Access to students and/or parents will be granted on the understanding that information and guidance offered by providers is related to technical courses and apprenticeship opportunities only.

Providers will be expected to meet the Academy’s safeguarding requirements, which can be found in the Safeguarding Policy Statement on the Academy’s website.

Premises and facilities

Access to appropriate rooms and IT facilities will be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit.

Providers are welcome to provide relevant brochures and other printed material specifically related to technical courses and apprenticeships.  These will be made available to students in the ‘Careers’ section of our Learning and Resource Centre.

Approval by: Douglas Mitchell, Principal - August 2019

Next Review – August 2020