This course will not only explain how the UCAS application process operates currently (enabling and encouraging delegates to consider, explore and share good practice in respect of supporting their students’ progression), it will also examine both the wider context of the HE sector and how this is affecting things like offer-making strategies.
Consideration will also be given to how the UCAS system is being developed for the future. This will be achieved through a mixture of presentation, discussion and interactive elements. UCAS’s extensive data, information and resources will underpin the course content. The main emphasis of this course will be on applications to competitive courses and universities, (though consideration can also be given in respect of progression to less competitive courses as required).
Who should attend?
This course will be suitable and beneficial for a wide audience, including:
• those relatively inexperienced in supporting students through the UCAS process who want to understand the process more fully and how to support their students as effectively as possible
• those relatively experienced but eager to health-check their current understanding and examine their school’s or college’s practices to maximise their students’ chances of success
• those eager to build or cement their understanding of the sector; how it is changing; application and admissions trends; and future developments of the UCAS system, services, tools and resources
By the end of this course delegates will be able to:
• Demonstrate an understanding of the current UCAS application process, identifying and describing key features of the scheme
• Identify key dates, deadlines and apply centre responsibilities
• Evidence a reflective consideration of their own and/or their school’s or college’s practices in respect of supporting students’ successful applications through UCAS
• Describe key changes occurring within the sector, and reflect upon how these might affect them, their students and their school or college
• Explain broadly what is happening in respect of changes to UCAS systems, services and tools, and show an awareness of the resources available to them and their students
Course tutor: UCAS Professional Development Executive, Alan Jones
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