Disabled students and journalism

April Ryan made this Freedom of Information request to Liverpool Community College

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Dear Liverpool Community College,

Could you please share the following information:

1 - Over your past 5 year cohort, how many disabled students enrolled on both your Fast Track and One Year Diploma in Journalism?

2 - Of that number, how many disabled students graduated with accreditation from either the NCTJ, the BTJC or the PPA?

3 - How many students, if any, had to withdraw from the programme over the past 5 years?

4 - Of that cohort, how many needed reasonable adjustments in order to complete their course?

Yours faithfully,

April Ryan

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Dear April,

 

Please accept our apologies for the delay in returning this information.
The shifting requirements in responding to the COVID-19 situation has
placed very heavy demands on the teams who hold this. Our response to your
questions are as follows:

 

1 - Over your past 5 year cohort, how many disabled students enrolled on
both your Fast Track and One Year Diploma in Journalism?

In the last 5 years 24 students who declared a learning difficulty or
disability enrolled on the courses mentioned.

2 - Of that number, how many disabled students graduated with
accreditation from either the NCTJ, the BTJC or the PPA?

From the 24 students above, 8 achieved the NTCJ Award

3 - How many students, if any, had to withdraw from the programme over the
past 5 years?

From the 24 students above, 5 withdrew from the programme

4 - Of that cohort, how many needed reasonable adjustments in order to
complete their course?

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Megan Ainsworth 0151 252 4397

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From: April Ryan <[3][FOI #708543 email]>
Sent: 24 November 2020 15:02
To: Employer Skills and Services <[4][email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Disabled students and journalism

 

Dear Liverpool Community College,

Could you please share the following information:

1 - Over your past 5 year cohort, how many disabled students enrolled on
both your Fast Track and One Year Diploma in Journalism?

2 - Of that number, how many disabled students graduated with
accreditation from either the NCTJ, the BTJC or the PPA?

3 - How many students, if any, had to withdraw from the programme over the
past 5 years?

4 - Of that cohort, how many needed reasonable adjustments in order to
complete their course?

Yours faithfully,

April Ryan

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