Issues of Retention in the First Four Weeks of Induction

The purpose of this research was to establish the benefits of changing the student induction process to increase retention on childcare courses during the first four weeks of the course.

The main difficulty was retaining students, in the first few weeks of a course; it seemed we were incapable of maintaining punctuality and motivating students to remain on their enrolled programme of choice. I t was this situation and the consequences of poor retention figures that provoked me to investigate why this was happening.