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Progression from Level 2 to Level 3 — Havant and South Downs College


This 2017/19 outstanding teaching, learning and assessment project (OTLA 3) at Havant and South Downs and Eastleigh colleges tested out whether behavioural science techniques could improve learners’ desire to progress from Level 2 to Level 3 study was developed when one of the original projects in the Education and Training Foundation OTLA 3 South Central projects withdrew. Using the government Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) EAST framework they tested three interventions designed to create opportunities for Level 3 students to talk to Level 2 learners about the benefits of progression. There was a control group which '... continued to receive information in the traditional manner' but we are not told what this involved. A pre-intervention survey found 29% of learners studying at Level 2 thought they would be likely to progress to Level 3. Post-intervention this rose to 50%. Unfortunately, we are not told which intervention produced this change or if this is the combined effect of all three interventions or how it compared with the control group.

Resource Type: Case study
Web link for this resource: etf3039 HSDC BIT OTLA3 progression.docx