Alternative Provider Access to NCL Learners to Provide Impartial IAG Policy

Policy statement

This policy statement sets out Newcastle City Learning’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 Newcastle City Learning’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997 and the government’s statutory guidance for governing bodies, Newcastle City Learning’s leaders and staff.


Learner entitlement

Our Careers team offer all our learners the opportunity to receive confidential and impartial information, advice and guidance. We want to encourage you to identify your career goals so that you can meet your full potential. We use the latest labour market information to help you make informed decisions on your learning, training and employment.


The Careers team can help to:

• Develop a career plan
• Search and apply for jobs
• Write CVs, covering letters, application forms
• Improve interview techniques
• Gain work experience and volunteering opportunities in the local area
• Meet with employers, universities and training providers
• Attend careers fairs and events
• To hear from a range of local providers about opportunities, including apprenticeships


Opportunities for access

We will offer providers the opportunity to come into Newcastle City Learning to talk to learners at events scheduled within the careers programme. These include:


• Apprenticeship Events
• Ad hoc Workshops
• Targeted workshops
• Employer Talks
• Enrichment Weeks
• Enterprise Markets
• Job Fairs
• Partnership Working
• Taster Sessions
• Workplace Visits


If you would like to contact a member of the careers team please contact us on 0191 2774652 or email


Newcastle City Learning has additional services who engage with businesses and employers. If you are a provider and want to request access, please contact


Premises and facilities

Newcastle City Learning will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. Newcastle City Learning 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.

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature with the Careers department, who will make it accessible to Newcastle City Learning students.