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HMYOI Hindley; Curriculum needs Analysis

Principal focus of the project

The study set out to discover the extent to which the institution's Learning and Skills Department met the needs of its young people. I drew on learner views on education and training provision, gathering data through self-report questionnaires, focus groups, and one-to-one interviews with learners. Their responses were analysed statistically and thematically according to the source data.

Areas of learning
What is this about and what were the main findings?

Learners expressed preferences for vocational courses as opposed to classroom based courses, A particular focus of the needs analysis the additional support needs of the learners. It revealed the complexity of needs which affected behaviour more than learning - though the learners often did not recognise the impact their emotions and behaviour had on their learning. A number of recommendations were made to strengthen the focus on vocational skills. Data was gathered from interviews/surveys. 

Number of participants who worked with the project
Name(s) of authors

Louise Higgenbotham - HMYOI Hindley


A research study exploring how the needs and interest of young people at the institute were being met by the Learning and Skills department.

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