We attended the UCAS Progress Education & Skills Infrastructure Training Day with Birmingham City Council at the John Willmott School, Sutton Coldfield on Tuesday 11th November
UCAS Progress is an online system that supports young people in researching and applying for opportunities post-16.It offers the chance to apply for courses that are not university based such as Apprenticeships, A-levels, BTECs, College Placements and Traineeships.
It is now becoming established locally in Birmingham as an effective tool for students as well as providers.
The Local Authority is funding UCAS Progress for 2014-15 to ensure that all Birmingham young people have access to the resource. To support ongoing implementation and effective usage of the system we have scheduled further training for new and existing providers on:
The workshop was valuable because it gave us chance to learn more about the system and future, suggested developments and to feed directly back to UCAS Progress on how we are getting on with the system.
It was also a good opportunity to network with other training providers and see how they were using the programme and speak to UCAS representative, Gemma about the provision. Gemma spent time with each person on the course explaining parts of the system and showing us how we can optimise this programme as a tool to connect with young people.
For more information about UCAS Progress visit: www.ucas.com/progress