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Education: How to Ensure the Right People are Entering Your College

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Colleges across the country welcome students from all types of backgrounds who study all types of subjects as they a step closer to joining the career ladder in their chosen profession. 

But, unlike primary and secondary schools, a normal day in college doesn’t tend to follow a set amount of lessons spread across a set amount of time. 

There can be days when students are in for one hour at a time – so there’s a constant flow of students (including staff and visitors) coming in and out of building space.  

Next up in our Education Pain Points series, we look at how you can ensure that only the right people are entering the college at all times. 

What the statistics show

The Education sector is a key cog for every industry in the country, especially when young people get to the ages of 16 to 18 and they start to think about what they want to do for a career. 

Let’s take a look at just how many people are involved in the further education system when it comes learning and teaching. 

Student statistics

Again, colleges don’t stick to a consistent format of primary and secondary schools when it comes to age groups. Anyone from the age of 16 upwards can learn something at college, with specific adult courses for people who want to refine or learn new skills later in life - Interestingly enough, the average of college students in the UK is 28.   

1 million adults study or train in colleges, with 652,000 16 to 18-year-olds studying their A-levels, or equivalent to A-levels, and an additional 55,000 16 to 18-year-olds undertaking an Apprenticeship in the same setting. 

This gives some gravitas to how many people are coming and going on a daily basis, and the task at hand, especially when there’s no school uniform or specific age groups to identify people by. 

Staff statistics

From a staffing perspective, the numbers are as expected – lower than the amount of students who are studying. But there’s still 105,000 full-time equivalent people employed by colleges, of which 50,000 are teaching staff. 

Whether a member of staff is a teacher or someone in the security team, everyone has a duty of care to ensure students of all ages have a productive learning environment to thrive in. 

Ensuring that it’s the only the right people entering the building is one way to steer your college in the right direction. 

The smart solution

The only way to ensure the right people are entering the college is to introduce a smart solution that can allow you to control who is coming in without the need to man the entrance of your door 24 hours of the day. 

Introducing Telemetry, which is a solution that allows you to take full control over who is entering your college buildings by syncing a control unit to radio devices which allows radio users to remotely open and close doors and change access rights when necessary. 

Security personnel can now take advantage of a solution that gives them full access and control over who can and can’t enter the building. 

This is really important when it comes to managing the flow of the right people and promoting a productive learning environment. 

Telemetry can also give you the ability to control other things such as gates and sound systems, whilst being suitable for other technical installations. 

To understand more about how we can make Telemetry work for you, fill out our contact us form page today and we’ll arrange a call at a time that suits you. 

The need for productive learning

The need for productive learning is something that never subsides. When students step into college life, regardless of their age, it’s vital that they find themselves in surroundings where they can learn as much as possible in the short time they are there. 

Unlike schools, students don’t have multiple years to learn and develop in college. The average life cycle of a college student can be two-years or even shorter depending on the course, so in that time period you have to ensure they’re not distracted by unwanted issues caused by the wrong people gaining access to your building space. 

To put the need for product learning into perspective, the UK is said to be experiencing a skills shortage that is costing organisations in the region of £6.3 billion – according to a report commissioned by The Open University

For the next generation to fill the right gaps, it’s imperative that they can thrive at every stage of the education learning cycle. 

Looking to implement a smart two-way radio solution 

You can find out more about our two-way radio solutions for colleges, and how we help them transform safety, productivity, and efficiency for students and staff. If you college would benefit from having an effective two-way radio solution in place, then book a FREE, no obligation demonstration with us today via our contact us page. 

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