Widening participation and learner support

Learners can overcome barriers and reach their potential because they have accessible platforms, tools and resources. Staff understand their responsibilities and know how to support learners using technology, collaborating with partners where appropriate.

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Maximising potential

Learners of all backgrounds and abilities can maximise their potential through the use of digital technology to increase flexibility and support independent learning.

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  • Coherence and accessibility

    The coherence and accessibility of digital learning is increased through a range of curriculum delivery methods that are appropriate to learner and employer needs, and offer learning opportunities in both the Welsh and English languages.

Overcoming barriers

Digital learning techniques, resources and diagnostic methods are used creatively to help overcome barriers to learner participation and success.

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  • Enhanced learning Shared aim

    Learning is enhanced through the use of technology, wherever it is appropriate and beneficial to the learner.

  • Resource alignment

    Staff, learning and business resources are aligned to enable efficient support of the continually evolving digital requirements of post-16 education.

Partnership working

Partnership working, including with specialist organisations, is used to support digital inclusion, accessibility and learner wellbeing.

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  • Collaborative culture

    A culture of collaboration ensures that information and best practice are shared to drive effective use of digital skills to support leadership, learning and business processes.

Guidance and support

Guidance and support is available to help staff to understand their responsibilities in using technology to widen access and support learners, taking account of online safety considerations and ensuring compliance with accessibility standards.

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  • Digital standards Shared aim

    Clear, nationally agreed standards for digital skills are in place to enable learners and staff to meet industry, private and public sector requirements, building on the digital competences developed during compulsory schooling.

  • Understanding benefits

    The benefits of digital technology, and possible barriers to their achievement, are understood by all staff including senior leaders.

Supporting learners

Learners are supported in meeting their goals through the collection and analysis of information on their characteristics, attendance, progress and outcomes.

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  • Safe experience

    A safe and secure teaching and learning experience is enabled and managed for all learners and staff through provision of appropriate virtual and physical environments.