Engaging BTEC Students to succeed in higher education

Access Academy Training

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      9:30 am - 4:00 pm

A descriptive statistical analysis of institutional admissions and progression data – carried out as part of the HEFCE funded project ‘Transforming Transitions‘ – showed that the highest proportion of students who did not progress to the second year of their undergraduate course had entered with a BTEC qualification. What do widening access practitioners need to do to change this?

During the training day, delegates will examine:

  • The needs of BTEC Students
  • What BTEC Student success looks like – their outcomes
  • How to successfully reach and market higher education to BTEC Students
  • Differentiated approaches once BTEC Students are in higher education
  • Ensuring a successful transition to higher education
  • Improving the retention and success of BTEC Students

NEON’s Access Academy Training sessions are designed to be applicable to practitioners, academics and researchers from HEIs, FECs, NCOPs and third sector organisations.

Strictly limited places at the event so please book early.

Chris Bayes, Outreach and Student Success Manager, Lancaster University and Rebecca Sykes, Student Education Service Manager, University of Leeds

Membership organisation rate: £169 – 35% discount for members
Non-member organisation rate: £259
Please email Maria-Anna Petrou at maria-anna.petrou@londonhigher.ac.uk if you are unsure of your organisations NEON Membership status or click here.

Date: Wednesday 6 November
Time: 9.30am registration, 10am start until 4pm
Location: Manchester, 10 minute walk from Piccadilly Station