Provider Access Policy (PAL)


This policy statement sets out Greenbank College’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to the college in accordance with Gatsby Benchmark 7 and the Baker Clause. Our purpose is to provide clear information to providers about how we support our learners to engage with employment, further and higher education, training and apprenticeship providers, and to learn about the different progression routes and career pathways available to them.

Careers Entitlement

All Greenbank College learners are entitled to:

  • Have access to the full range of information relating to their options for further study, apprenticeships and employment.
  • Meet with employers and have experience of the workplace.
  • Meet with and speak to local colleges, universities, employers and training providers at Greenbank’s “Moving On” event.
  • Offer feedback and ideas of how to improve the careers programme.

Education, Traineeship and Apprenticeship Providers

Here are some of the ways providers can engage with and access Greenbank College and its learners:

  • Annual careers event – “Moving On”. Every year, just before or during National Careers Week, we invite a selection of employers, training providers, colleges of further education, apprenticeship providers and volunteering organisations to set up their stands and talk to our learners about the different opportunities and pathways available to them.
  • Employability and Citizenship – every week, our learners attend employability and citizenship sessions and we invite providers to come in and share their experiences and know-how with our learners through workshops. This is also a great opportunity for providers to promote and talk about their offer.
  • Guest speakers  – Greenbank College is happy to invite guest speakers to deliver presentations on their provision and provide information and guidance to our learners about the pathways they offer.
  • Work experience – gaining experience of a real-work environment is crucial to developing employability skills and putting the skills which our learners have developed in the classroom into practice. We are always forging new partnerships with employers to develop work placements which are relevant and specific to the vocational subjects which our learners are studying.
  • Industry visits – Greenbank College encourages its tutors and learners to visit places of work and get a feel for different working environments and industries.

Who to contact?

If you would like to find out how you could support our college and make a difference to a young persons future please get in touch with:

Amanda Tozer – Careers & IAG

We welcome support from providers with…

  • guest speaker talks and presentations
  • delivery of small parts of curriculum content
  • the development of curriculum resources / lesson plans.
  • workplace visits
  • hands-on workshops
  • work experience
  • apprenticeships
  • traineeships
  • representation at parents evenings and careers fairs
  • mock Interviews

We also welcome feedback from providers regarding our careers programme. If you would like to provide feedback please contact Amanda Tozer.