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.
The Skills Service
Launched in June 2018 by the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges, The Skills Service offers a unique package of training and support for businesses in the Leeds City Region.
The Skills Service works with businesses to develop the training and support offer in the Leeds City Region to meet demand.
The Skills Service is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and managed by the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges.
*Courses from the Skills Catalogue will be considered for WYCC European Social Fund funding if participants are 18+, in employment and have the right to work in the UK. Businesses must operate within the Leeds City Region. Funding of up to 40% may be available. Conditions and eligibility will be discussed with your Skills Advisor following your enquiry.