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.
Leeds College of Building has beaten off stiff competition to be named ‘Apprenticeship Provider of the Year’.
The College, which is one of 13 partners in Go Higher West Yorkshire, scooped the accolade on 3 March at the national FE Week & AELP AAC Apprenticeship 2020 Awards.
Over the last decade the College’s focus on apprenticeships has led to a huge growth in technical and professional training. In 2011 just ten young people enrolled in areas as varied as Quantity Surveying, Building Services Engineering, Construction Management, Transport Planning, and Civil Engineering. This had increased to over 700 by 2018, with female apprentices going from one to over 150.
More than 500 sector leaders, apprentices, and staff gathered at the award ceremony at the ICC Birmingham. It was also attended by Apprenticeship Skills Minister Gillian Keegan.
Forty-four organisations and individuals were shortlisted in 22 categories. Other finalists included Weston College, Gen2 Training, and Abingdon & Witney College.