Northampton International Academy: Provider Access

This statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.  

Pupil entitlement  

All pupils in years 8 to 13 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.  

For pupils of compulsory school age these encounters are mandatory and there will be a minimum of two encounters for year 8 to 9 pupils and two encounters for year 10 to 11 pupils. For pupils in year 12 to 13, particularly those that have not yet decided on their next steps, there are two more provider encounters available during this period, which are optional for pupils to attend.  

These provider encounters will be scheduled during the main school hours and the provider will be given a reasonable amount of time to, as a minimum:

  • share information about both the provider and the approved technical education qualification and apprenticeships that the provider offers • explain what career routes those options could lead to  
  • provide insights into what it might be like to learn or train with that provider (including the opportunity to meet staff and pupils from the provider) 
  • answer questions from pupils

Meaningful provider encounters  

One encounter is defined as one meeting/session between pupils and one provider. We are committed to providing meaningful encounters to all pupils using the Making it Meaningful checklist. 

For questions on this or information about Careers please contact Miss Tandoh. We value the feedback from all our parents so please let us know your thoughts about careers at

If you (as an employer) are able to support in any way, please email

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Guarantee

We guarantee that all guidance, information and advice is impartial and up-to-date, in line with the school’s policy for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance. We also follow the CDI Code of Ethics.

We want to work in partnership with parents to help all students make the best decisions, so please feel free to contact us at any stage in the next year to discuss your child's choices at

Post 14: KS3-KS4 Transition (Year 9 Options)

Students are supported in making their GCSE option choices through:

  • Assemblies
  • Relevant literature and software use
  • "I Don't Even Know" Aspire Higher choices production
  • Y9 Options booklet
  • Y9 Parents' Evening
  • Y9 Options Evening 

Post 16: KS4 - KS5 Transition (Year 11 options)

The end of Year 10 and into Year 11 is an important time for our students. We provide them with the support they need to make informed, appropriate choices about their futures as they progress though to the next stage of their education or training. These are some of the ways we will be providing support to your child over the next year.

  • Students are provided with information about all Post 16 routes available to them.
  • Students are given guidance in how to find careers information in and out of school.
  • Students are encouraged to attend Open Evenings/Days/Taster sessions
  • Students have access to support from a Level 6 Careers Adviser.
  • Students and parents are invited to the Post 16 Open evening.
  • The Parents Evening provides the opportunity to discuss Post 16 choices in relation to academic progress.
  • Students have access to the Careers Fair
  • Students can take part in a mock interview process
  • Students are supported with their applications and interviews. We recommend that all students consider a back-up plan to their main choice.

Post 18: What next after KS5? (Year 13 Options)

We hold an evening specifically for parents of Y12 students at the end of June, informing them about our Higher Education programme and looking at how they might help you in the process.  On this evening we give out a help booklet for parents, giving information and advice on student finance. Visit the KS5 Section of the website for further support. Students are involved in a programme which supports then through their transition from Northampton International Academy to higher education,further education, employment or training.

What's your next move


What are T Levels?

Tech Levels (T Levels) are full time courses at college offering level 3 qualifications for students aged 16 plus which develop specialist knowledge and skills to help get an apprenticeship or job, for example in engineering, IT, accounting or professional cookery, or to progress to a higher level qualification. T Level programmes will, on average, consist of 1800 hours over two years. They will follow the same broad framework and will consist of five components:

  1. A technical qualification.
  2. A work placement with an employer (minimum 45 days).
  3. Maths, English and digital requirements.
  4. Any other occupation-specific requirements/qualifications (e.g. a licence to practise).
  5. Any further employability, enrichment and pastoral provision.
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