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NCOP Phase 1 – Over 22,000 learners engaged and counting!

Go Higher West Yorkshire is a partnership of  universities and colleges in West Yorkshire. We provide a single point of contact for information on our Higher Education Provider partners, to help with access and preparation for studying. As part of this work, we deliver the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) in West Yorkshire. The programme is designed to help young people reach their full potential and find out more about what universities and colleges have to offer.

NCOP is a programme of varied and interesting activities, events and support, such a mentoring, summer schools, university and college open days, careers information, work experience projects, and much more. Phase one of the programme started in January 2017 and aims to support the government’s social mobility goals by rapidly increasing the number of young people from underrepresented groups who go into higher education.

Together working with  partner schools, colleges and universities we have supported this goal by working with over 22,000 learners across 27 target ward schools/colleges in West Yorkshire and engaged over 11,302 young people in sustained activity throughout the past 2 years.

Take a look at some of our activity below:



Moving forwards towards Phase 2

Phase two of NCOP  will commence on 1 August 2019, running for two academic years: 2019-20 and 2020-21. Building on phase one, it will support two main strands of activity as follows:

  • Targeted higher education outreach within the current NCOP wards
  • Establishing an outreach hub to help schools and colleges access the higher education outreach they need and provide a platform for wider collaboration.

Stay tuned for more information!