The role of teachers, senior leadership teams and advisors 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 advice, at Go Higher West Yorkshire we have resources which can help.
The information and links below have been compiled to assist you to help support learners’ attainment and aspirations, inform their choices about courses and careers, and guide them through the application process on their journey to Higher Education. This includes the OfS Uni Connect Programme Outreach Hub – helping schools and colleges access the higher education outreach they need.
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.
Partners are gearing up to deliver an increased number of degree apprenticeships across our region. This has been made possible through the highly innovative and fruitful ‘Driving Social Mobility through Degree Apprenticeships’ project.
The Go Higher West Yorkshire collaborative project, led by Leeds Trinity University, was funded from autumn 2017 to spring 2018 through HEFCE’s (now OfS) Degree Apprenticeships Development Fund.
The purpose was to create new high quality degree apprenticeships, establishing capacity and expertise to deliver them, and making broader educational opportunities available to learners.
Our project had five strands: awareness raising with under-represented groups, employer engagement and market building, programme development, institutional readiness to deliver, and monitoring and evaluation.
As well as anticipating almost 300 new degree apprenticeship starts this academic year, the outputs of our project include a series of six workshops to get partners and their administrative systems ready to deliver, plus ‘Headstart’: an interactive resource for young people and their key influencers, to help demystify the realities a higher or degree apprenticeship, as well as covering the key skills required to gain an apprenticeship and to be successful in completing it.
GHWY will support partners in their continued development of degree apprenticeships, including promoting these to under-represented groups and delivering mentoring workshops.
If you’d like any more information about this project, please contact email@example.com.