Evaluation of the Implementation and Impact of Diplomas: Information, advice and guidance

Pauline Wade, Sarah Golden, Tami McCrone

23 June 2011

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Over the first three years of the evaluation of the implementation and impact of Diplomas, the evidence from surveys and case studies has highlighted the central role of information, advice and guidance (IAG) for the take-up of Diplomas, levels of learner understanding of, and satisfaction with the qualification and, potentially, the future success of the Diploma. The evidence presented in this paper is drawn from six of the evaluation reports which presented evidence from surveys of learners in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and case-study visits to 15 consortia delivering or planning to deliver the first five subjects and 15 that were delivering or planning to deliver the second five subjects.

This paper explores the part Diploma-related IAG has played in supporting young people, in locations where Diplomas have been introduced, to make informed decisions about whether to study for the new qualification since its launch in 2008.

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