Evaluation report reaffirms value of Care to Go Higher CPD programme 

Individuals who attended the third iteration of Go Higher West Yorkshire’s Care to Go Higher CPD programme reported a 173% increase in their confidence to identify and dispel common myths about Higher Education (HE). 

This is one of the key findings in our latest report about the programme, which aims to inform key influencers of care-experienced young people how to support care-experienced young people to make informed decisions about HE.  

The attendees, who were mostly foster carers, also reported an average increase of approximately 64% across a range of key areas as a result of the programme. This included feeling optimistic about graduate opportunities available for care leavers, and having a good understanding of the finance and application process. 

The programme was run online between March to July 2022, with content being adapted between sessions to better accommodate the needs of participants. It included four guest speakers, including HE professionals and care-experienced students, who were sourced via our 13 members. 

The report covers some of the statistics and improvements in the understanding of participants. It also highlights what was successful, what could be changed, and some of the future plans for the programme. This includes possible changes to the format and delivery methods in order to make it more accessible and to reach a wider audience. 

The evidence in the report has reaffirmed the value of continuing the programme, with one participant commenting: “I will be using the information I have learned in the programme in my role supporting care leavers and will be able to better support young people who wish to enter HE.” 

Read the full evaluation report. (Scroll down to ‘Impact and research findings’ and click on ‘Care to Go Higher Research Report 2022’.) 

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