DEVON, PLYMOUTH & TORBAY CAREERS HUB
Inspiring business & education to grow the talent of the future across Devon, Plymouth & Torbay
The DPT Careers Hub, established in collaboration with The Careers and Enterprise Company to help transform careers education for young people across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay.
We work with every state-funded secondary school, special educational needs school, alternative provision & post 16 college, helping them to link with local employers to deliver high quality careers support for students.
As well as working with employers we link with training providers, FE colleges, universities and career professionals to help to deliver the Gatsby Benchmarks and to ensure that all young people are able to identify their best next step.
The Careers Hub will now play a critical role in supporting local skills development plans post Covid, understanding current and future job markets and feeding that intelligence into education.
Changes to Provider Access Legislation came into effect January 2023
Through the Skills and Post-16 Education Act 2022, the updated provider access legislation (PAL) has now been enacted. It specifies schools must provide at least six encounters with approved providers of apprenticeships and technical education 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 two encounters must be delivered by different providers
This 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.
Setting up an Apprenticeship Club
Stoke Damerel Community College set up an Apprenticeship Club for Year 11’s looking to apply for an Apprenticeship when they left school