Simple Guide to Inclusive Learning


Policies, Procedures: (These may need to be reviewed/developed/ implemented/monitored)  
• Learning Policy, Learning Support, Equal Opportunities, Health & Safety, Quality, Disciplinary, Attendance, Disability Statement, etc.

• Market Research - has this happened?
• Collaboration - with other providers?
• Aimed at whom?
• Is it accessible to all potential learners?
• Is it the right type of marketing?
• Is the product right?

• Audit of the curriculum?
• Are there gaps?
• Levels: Pre-entry/Entry 1,2, 3/Foundation/Intermediate/Advanced/Higher Education?
• Progression routes – horizontal/vertical/diagonal?
• Is the curriculum flexible?
• Is the curriculum modular/unitised?
• Collaboration with other providers?

Information, Advice & Guidance
• Pre-entry/entry/on-course/exit?
• Collaboration with other providers?
• Effective?
• Honest?
• Knowledgeable?
• Outcomes informing Curriculum Development, access, Learning Support & Equal Opportunities?
• Provider and community based?
• Inter-agency working?

Course Skills Analysis
(What skills does the learner need to access the course?)
• Research/Study skills?
• Level of reading?
• Level of Writing?
• Level of Communication?
• Level of Numeracy?
• Level of IT?
• Time management?
• Portfolio management?
• Underpinning prior knowledge?

• Initial assessment – effective assessment helps to decide the right learning goals
• Induction should not only be the first few weeks of the course.   It should be a thread through the course as new topics are introduced.
• Screening – Who will support identified learners? How will you ensure that learners are supported throughout their course, if the need arises?

Learner skills Analysis
• Interviews
• Tasters
• Identification of prior learning
• Screening results  
• Course specific assessment
• Diagnostic tool for key skills/basic skills
• Other diagnostic tools...