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Paving the way to Level 6 — Bedford College

Principal focus of the project

The project aims were to: find out what higher education providers considered to be key learner requirements for level 6 study; incorporate the requirements into their teaching at access and foundation degree levels; better prepare learners for higher education courses at local universities and colleges; and to facilitate students' progression to Level 6.

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

Participating colleges interviewed staff to find out what approaches would be most beneficial to adopt at Level 5, and developed and evaluated common rubrics of teaching & learning strategies. They also assessed development of key skills in learners' work. Through observations, samples of learner work and rubric data, the project concluded that flipped learning and seminar strategies were effective approaches to better prepare learners for higher education courses.

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

Samantha Jones - Bedford College 

Name of associate programmes



A case study of a project to explore the key requirements for level 6 study and ways to incorporate the findings effectively into teaching.

Web link for this resource: Paving way 2 L6 Bedford OTLA3.docx