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Education Act 1997

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45Provision of careers information at schools and other institutions

(1)Persons attending an educational institution to which this section applies must be provided with access to both—

(a)guidance materials, and

(b)a wide range of up-to-date reference materials,

relating to careers education and career opportunities.

(2)This section applies to—

(a)the schools listed in section 43(2)(a) to (d); and

(b)institutions within the further education sector.

(3)It is the duty of each of the following to secure that subsection (1) is complied with, namely—

(a)in the case of a school falling within section 43(2)(a) to (c) or an institution within the further education sector, the governing body of the school or institution and its head teacher, principal or other head, and

(b)in the case of a school falling within section 43(2)(d), the proprietors of the school and its head teacher;

and section 43(4) shall apply in relation to that duty as it applies in relation to the duty imposed by section 43(3).

(4)The persons who under subsection (3) above are responsible for discharging that duty in relation to an institution shall seek assistance with discharging it from a body providing services in pursuance of arrangements made or directions given under section 10 of the [1973 c. 35.] Employment and Training Act 1973.

(5)In this section “career” and “careers education” have the same meaning as in section 43.

(6)Nothing in this section applies to any primary school.

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