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Improving Engagement in 16–19 Study Programme - Southend Adult Community College

Principal focus of the project

The aim of this project was to increase attendance, engagement and achievement levels on English Study programmes.

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

Although the college is an adult provider, it also has a small cohort of 16-19 year-olds, who can't access FE provision for personal or academic reasons. To address poor attendance amongst this group, which was hampering achievement, the project asked vocational tutors to collaborate with the English team, to ensure that opportunities for embedding English were maximised to  improve engagement. Initial results from the 'speaking' and 'listening and reading' assessments showed an improvement both in attendance on the day, and achievement.

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Number of participants who worked with the project
Name of associate programmes

OTLA 6 (English)


An OTLA project by Southend Adult Community College that aimed to increase attendance and engagement in English Study Programme groups and therefore improve achievement.

Resource Type: Report