Provider Access

The Baker Clause is an amendment to the Technical and Further Education Act, which requires schools to proactively provide access to their students to alternative providers of technical & post 14, 16 & 18 education. It requires that ALL schools from 2nd January 2018 ensure that ALL pupils have access to hear what the following providers offer:

  • Post 14 – Studio schools, university technical colleges, further education colleges, in relation to any opportunities for 14-year-old enrolment
  • Post 16 – Apprenticeship providers, further education colleges, sixth form colleges, work-based training providers
  • Post 18 – Apprenticeship providers, higher education providers

Bideford College fully adhere to all aspects of The Baker Clause and if any provider would like to contact Bideford College please email