National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP)
Aimhigher London South together with AccessHE and Linking London has received funding from HEFCE to deliver programmes of sustained and progressive outreach activity to targeted learners through the London NCOP.
London NCOP is one of 29 Consortia who will coordinate the delivery of outreach activity across 13 wards as part of the
The programme aims to support the Government’s goals to increase the number of young people going into higher education by 2020:
- double the proportion of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in higher education (HE) by 2020
- increase by 20 per cent the number of students in HE from ethnic minority groups
- address the under-representation of young men from disadvantaged backgrounds in HE.
The programme will target learners within wards where areas of high deprivation and low participation in higher education and where numbers of learners progressing to higher education based on GCSE attainment is lower than expected.
The programme is funded for an initial period of two years until December 2018.
Aimhigher London South will be working with our member HEIs to deliver a programme of outreach activities to learners in 12 schools living in the 8 wards in South London:
- Feltham West
- St Helier
- Wandle Valley
- New Addington
- Field way
- Cray Valley East
- Eltham West
- North End
The programme will be identified and developed within geographical ‘hubs’ between partner HEIs and participating schools to meet the local needs of schools and the wider community.
It will target learners in years 10, 11, 12 an 13 and aim to increase awareness of opportunities available post-18 and support learners to make informed decisions about their futures, specifically in relation to higher education.
For further information, contact Suzanne Marchment (Director), firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 0208-417 7563.