Our team undertook in-depth, semi-structured consultations with staff and Entry/Level 1 students in 15 post-16 education and skills providers across England. The sample intentionally included a concentration of providers who, based on performance data, appeared to be effective at supporting Entry/Level 1 students to achieve Level 2 qualifications. At each provider we consulted with senior managers, recruitment and enrolment teams, academic and pastoral support staff, department heads, teaching staff and students. A total of 200 people consultees contributed to the study.
"Well done – a lot of work in a short space of time and at such high quality.” Sector Skills Council
"Your workshop was extremely well received and enabled managers to gain detailed insight, drawing on your expertise and knowledge.” Senior manager, not-for-profit organisation
"It [YCL’s final report] is one of the most impressive evaluation reports I’ve had the pleasure to read.” Principal, Further Education College
“YCL staff understand our organisation…I have developed a great relationship with them and I hope to work with them again.” Housing Association
“I’ve enjoyed working with you on this project. Thanks for your co-operation and flexibility.” Government department