Go Higher West Yorkshire have worked with their partners across the region to provide an innovative training programme to key influencers of care experienced young people. Together we recognise the value and potential care leavers have to progress into higher education and beyond. However, far too few care leavers ever realise this potential.
The Care to Go Higher programme seeks to equip you, as a care professional, to support a care experienced young person to make informed choices about their education. The programme will immerse care professionals in a higher education environment in order to inform first-hand perceptions and perspectives about the higher education experience and its value.
Building on from a successful pilot, Go Higher West Yorkshire is delighted to now be able to offer this programme across West Yorkshire in 2021.
Our ultimate goal is to give care experienced young people the best opportunity to progress economically and educationally. Please join us!
There will be six taught sessions, delivered virtually with presentations, activities and discussion using Microsoft Teams.
Alongside the live sessions participants will have the opportunity to access extra resources, e-learning modules and be given a reflective workbook to complete between sessions to support their learning.
Session 1: Introduction to the programme and Go Higher West Yorkshire
Session 2: Raising Aspirations & Supporting Decisions
Session 3: Benefits of Higher Education
Session 4: Routes into Further Education and Higher Education
Session 5: Support Available for Care Leavers
Session 6: Conclusions, Reflections and Next Steps
Each session will also include the opportunity to interact with a higher education professional or student through live discussions, Q&As and videos. These interactions will help further participants understanding of all aspects of the higher education experience and the support provided along the journey. The virtual experiences will showcase a range of higher educational opportunities and environments, being led by a variety of members of the Go Higher West Yorkshire partnership.
We would love to see you sign up if you are working as a:
Ideally you will also:
If this sounds like you then we would love for you to join us on a journey to discover higher education and uncover the potential of care leavers.
Sessions and dates: All sessions are planned to run from 10:00-12:00 via Microsoft Teams.
23rd February Session 1: Introduction to the Programme & GHWY
23rd March Session 2: Raising Aspirations & Supporting Decisions
20th April Session 3: Benefits of Higher Education
18th May Session 4: Routes into Further Education & Higher Education
15th June Session 5: Support Available for Care Leavers
13th July Session 6: Conclusions, Reflections and Next Steps...
25th February Session 1: Introduction to the Programme & GHWY
25th March Session 2: Raising Aspirations & Supporting Decisions
22nd April Session 3: Benefits of Higher Education
20th May Session 4: Routes into Further Education & Higher Education
17th June Session 5: Support Available for Care Leavers
15th July Session 6: Conclusions, Reflections and Next Steps...
Registrations for this year’s programme are now closed. If you wish to register your interest for future programmes then please contact Zac Sheppard on firstname.lastname@example.org