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Blackpool - Year 1 Well-being report

Blackpool Adult Community & Family Learning

Well-being Report             April 2016

These are the findings from the first year of Blackpool’s Well-being courses.  After quite slow start the courses picked up quite dramatically from January 2016.  We are now finding that a lot of services are approaching us as they can see the benefits that the learner is experiencing from the adult community learning well-being courses. 

100% of learners stated the information, advice and guidance given prior to the course was either excellent or good

94% stated their experience of enrolment was either excellent or good

89% of learners said the tutor was excellent at explaining what was involved in the session

89% stated a variety of teaching resources were excellent

95% said the tutor was excellent at providing feedback and setting new targets for them to work towards

94% stated the course was either excellent or good

Retention:  85.9%      Pass:  96.6%  Achievement:  83%

77% of learners were from the top 30% most deprived

Learner comments included:

‘I have learnt some points to use in my everyday life to help me’.

‘I have thoroughly enjoyed each session and will take away with me everything I have learnt and experienced’

‘The course was enjoyed and relaxed with a lovely tutor.  Her enthusiasm and positively helped a diverse group of people feel comfortable. ‘

‘I have learnt good breathing techniques to help with stress and anxiety’

Partnership work with:

Mental health services and health commissioner

National health services

Local doctors and health centres

Children’s centres

Job centre plus

Women’s centre

Salvation Army

Drug and alcohol services

Fairness commission


Learner characteristics:

74% female

2% ethnic background

35% aged 35-54

23% LLDD

74% new learners




Linda Buckland's picture

Hi Lynn,

useful to read your report, thanks for putting it on the blog.  It's helpful to know how other Pilots are delivering and their learner profiles