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.
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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.
The criteria for the Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE) has been widened to encourage more businesses to apply.
Grants of up to £2,500 are now available from the LEP for businesses with 249 or fewer employees to recruit an apprentice for the first time.
To qualify for the grant:
Hiring an apprentice is a great way to grow business, train staff in the skills that are needed, retain staff, and future proof businesses.
The LEP originally launched AGE in August 2018. It was relaunched with the new criteria on 13 February 2019, for apprentices starting their learning programme from 1 February 2019.
Businesses can check their eligibility and then fill in the online application form if they meet the grant criteria via LEP’s website.
For further information call the Growth Service on 0113 348 1818 or email firstname.lastname@example.org