John Ruskin College Provider Access Policy Statement

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John Ruskin College Provider Access Policy Statement


This policy statement sets out the college’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to learners 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.

Learner entitlement

All learners in KS4 and learners on a course programme aged 16 -18 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 the Assistant Principal Tracy Andrews.

Telephone: 0208 651 1131 ext.: 134

Opportunities for access

A number of events, integrated into the college’s careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into college to speak to learners and/or their parents/carers:

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
HE and Employability Fair KS4 Options fair HE IAG events for Level 3 year 1 Students
Skills Week Progression Weeks: Next Steps Workshops – HE and higher apprenticeship applications
HE IAG events for parents/students Small group and workshops on future education, training. apprenticeship and employment options

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

Premises and facilities

The college will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available AV and other specialist 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 Client Services, which is managed by the Client Services Coordinator. Client Services is available to all students at lunch and break times.

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As part of its funding agreement with the Skills Funding Agency, John Ruskin College vocational courses are part or fully funded by the European Social Fund.