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Open Inspiration

We are hosting our annual Open Inspiration Event on Friday 11th October at The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BT.

The focus of the event will be;

Recruitment, Retention and Achievement. What are the issues and what can be done to tackle them?

There are many issues and significant factors that affect learner recruitment retention and achievement;

Childcare - Costs of nursery and childcare are a major part of a parent's ability to return to education.

Transport – Distances, cancellations, public transport issues are all contributing factors in learner retention.

Finances – Some learners simply can’t afford the loss in working hours to continue their learning.

Health Issues – We must strive for change so people affected with mental health issues have access to the right support as well as learning.

Confidence – Returning to education is a daunting prospect and many lack the skills to return to academic study. 

Entry Requirements – Learners who don’t get/have the right grades can become disheartened and often disengaged.

We will have Keynote speakers, workshops and group sessions throughout the day to discuss the many issues and factors that affect learner recruitment retention and achievement.




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Key Note Speakers

Challenges with recruitment (TBC)

Barriers to retention. Cost of Childcare and Tax Credits - Gill Mason, Kids Planet Day Nursery


Group work – what can we do to overcome these barriers?

Facilitated by Open Awards



Marketing Your Courses - Open Awards 

Careers advice / IAG - Chloe Elliott, Career Connect





Key Note Speakers

Supporting Learners with Mental Health (TBC)

Supporting Learners with Disabilities / Learning Difficulties -  Sophie Evitt, Brakenfield School


Group work – how can we work together to improve retention and achievement?

Facilitated by Open Awards






Good Practice in Delivery and Assessment - Open Awards

Have you Considered Blended Learning - Peter Kilcoyne, Blended Learning Consortium, Heart of Worcestershire College



Supporting retention and achievement through effective mentoring (TBC)

Safeguarding and PREVENT - Moner Ahmed, Liverpool City Council


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Ticket Information

Tickets are priced at £5.98 inc booking fee with all proceeds going towards the Open Awards Bursary aiming to fund  ‘Mental health projects that improve retention on courses and/or achievement rates’

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