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.
Kirklees College, which is one of 13 partners in Go Higher West Yorkshire, has opened a new learning facility dedicated to higher skills and higher education in Dewsbury.
The Pioneer Higher Skills Centre will offer a wide range of vocational courses in areas such as art and design, business, computing, counselling, teaching and hair and beauty. The subjects will be taught by industry professionals to equip learners with the knowledge and skills employers demand.
The Centre, which is located in a Victorian Grade II Listed building, combines a mix of modern facilities while maintaining many original heritage features. The building was transformed into a state-of-the-art facility as part of a £14 million restoration and refurbishment project.
It will support the wider community with the hair and beauty salon, café and conferences spaces being open to the public so they can contribute to the town’s social and economic development.
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