Commissioned by the Wales Centre for Public Policy (WCPP), this project focuses on equality of opportunity and widening participation, retention and attainment across the tertiary sector in Wales. The project will support a greater understanding of influences on progression through, and attainment in, post-compulsory education by asking questions such as:

  • What are the characteristics of learners over the age of 16 in Welsh Government funded institutions with respect to protected and supported characteristic and how are these protected characteristics associated with further progression through post compulsory education and training?
  • How do these compare to those in the wider population?

Findings will contribute to the widening participation agenda evidence base and the work of the new Commission for Tertiary Education and Research.