Careers guidance and access for education and training providers: published July 2021

The range of measures to boost skills and level up opportunities include updated careers statutory guidance, Careers guidance and access for education and training providers. For the first time, we have integrated all of the guidance for schools and colleges into a single document.

Although there has been no change to careers legislation, the department asks all maintained schools and academies to pay particular attention to their legal requirements under the provider access duty, commonly known as the “Baker Clause”, and make sure they have put in place arrangements to comply fully with this law.

The CEC at a glance documents provide an overview of the responsibilities of schools and colleges outlined in the 'Careers guidance and access for education and training providers' published in July 2021 


  • Careers Leader
  • Education Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Governor
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND