We are here to help students access and prepare for Higher Education in West Yorkshire.
Here you’ll find events such as open days, help choosing a course, and tips on application writing. We also provide advice on student finance, living away from home and insight into what to expect from Higher Education.
Don’t think that Higher Education is for you? Read our Myth Buster guide to clear up any misconceptions about further study.
The role of teachers, advisors, parents, carers and guardians is crucial in supporting students and potential students to access Higher Education. Whether supporting someone by raising attainment, helping them to make informed choices, or by providing practical information and guidance, Go Higher West Yorkshire can help.
We’ve compiled a list of resources, including lesson plans, videos, links to useful websites, quizzes and other activities, to help support learners’ attainment and aspirations, inform their choices about courses and careers, and to guide them through the application process and other practical issues on their journey to Higher Education.
If you would like to arrange a visit to your school, or require information about an event, contact the Go Higher West Yorkshire team.
The journey started in schools, colleges and universities, doesn’t end at graduation.
Exposure to the world of work is key to developing employability skills and securing a job.
That’s why we work collaboratively with employers and industry experts, supporting our partners to equip their students for the changing economy.
HEART and our twelve partners are getting really excited about the forthcoming Yorkshire and Humber regional Adult Learners Week Awards. Celebrating individual success in learning at all levels is wonderful and never more so than when the celebration is for adults returning to learn.
Often the thought of University level study is something that adult returners see as being too far away and that they don’t have the A levels required. There are however many routes into and through higher education and one of the most popular for adult learners is the Access to Higher Education Diploma.
This is exactly what Joseph Shaw has done at Wakefield College. As Stuart Parton, Marketing Manager at Wakefield College says:
“We develop Access to Higher Education Diplomas in conjunction with universities, alongside our own HE courses, to provide the foundation knowledge and study skills for those that have been out of education for a while, who are looking to re-engage and undertake higher level study.”
Stuart goes on to say:
“These courses are very successful and prepare adults for study at university or college; supporting them through the application process and providing work placement opportunities which bolster their applications. This particular route can bring a complete change of life direction and focus, as it did for Joseph.”
Joseph fully appreciates the support provided by HEART partner Wakefield College:
“I can’t fault it. If it wasn’t for this course, tutors and everyone involved, I wouldn’t be going to university – no way! Six months ago I was on a building site but now I’m getting ready to go off to university, and it’s all because of Wakefield College.”
So, if like Joseph, you want to change career direction and make your way to degree level study but need to get the skills and entry qualifications in place just get in touch with any of the HEART partner colleges for course information and guidance.