Get Ready

Get Ready is a Higher Education transition programme

About DANCOP

A flexible programme of sessions developing skills to support learners through the key transition points from post-16 education to Higher Education. The sessions are designed to be delivered in schools to groups of 30 learners maximum. The programme also includes funded visits to Higher Education Institutions.

You can create a bespoke programme for your learners using the available sessions below.

Get Ready is a Higher Education transition programme

A flexible programme of sessions developing skills to support learners through the key transition points from post-16 education to Higher Education. The sessions are designed to be delivered in schools to groups of 30 learners maximum. The programme also includes funded visits to Higher Education Institutions.

You can create a bespoke programme for your learners using the available sessions below.

  • Critical Thinking

    Learners will develop key questioning techniques to allow them to critically analyse information from a variety of sources.

  • Goal Setting and Self-Efficacy

    Learners will consider and set some short, medium, and long-term goals, creating a vision board to guide them towards achieving their goals.

  • Resilience

    Learners will reflect upon their current resilience levels, before engaging with a range of ideas to help them develop their own resilience tool-kit.

  • Metacognition

    Learners will develop awareness of their own thoughts and begin to reflect upon their approach to prior learning, using this knowledge to plan for future learning.

  • Revision and Exam Preparation

    Learners will reflect on revision methods they are currently using, explore the ‘Method of Loci’ revision technique and discuss the importance of managing time and space in the run up to exams.

  • Time Management

    Learners will begin to identify the need for prioritisation of tasks to enable effective time management, before discovering some effective time management techniques.

  • Communication and Presentation Skills

    Learners will have the opportunity to discover and implement key communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal, to support them with presenting
    information clearly.

  • Finance and Budgeting

    Learners will develop crucial budgeting skills and reflect on their current and future financial needs.

  • Reading and Writing for HE

    Learners will become familiar with higher level reading and research skills as well as writing and referencing approaches typically used at higher education.

If this programme or any of our sessions is of interest, please contact your DANCOP area team or reach out to dancop@derby.ac.uk to discuss further.

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