Full Time Learners Aged 16-18 Years - Diversity (2016-17 Year-End)
Impact on Diversity and Inclusion
Learning difficulty or disability
For learners aged 16-18 years there were slightly more male learners in 2016/17 compared to previous years, however both
groups achieved at very similar rates. We continue to support a diverse mix of learners. Their ethnicity profile shows our learners
as a group are more diverse than the local community. 24.2% of our learners are from minority groups who make up 11.5% of
the local population. Learners from minority groups succeed at an equally high rate compared to others in the college, with the
exception of ‘mixed’ ethnicity learners who achieved at 6.7% below the college average. This has not been seen in previous years,
but the college will put a process in place to investigate this further and take any required action. Feedback from our learners and
other stakeholders indicates that the college provides an inclusive and harmonious environment in which to study.
We are pleased to support 787 learners with learning difficulties or disabilities. The number of learners with a learning difficulty or
disability studying with us has increased by 23% over the last three years. They achieve at a rate comparable to their peers.