National Collaborative Outreach Programme
HEFCE recently announced their new National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) aimed at boosting participation in HE in some of the most disadvantaged communities.
The NCOP is a four-year programme, which will run in calendar years from January 2017 to December 2020 . It seeks to work with young people, via 29 geographically located consortia in these disadvantaged areas, that are achieving the qualifications they need to put them on a trajectory for HE but who are clearly taking a different path.
EMWPREP have been approached by four consortia (Pathways; LiNC Higher; DANCOP and Higher Horizons) to lead on the monitoring, evaluation and tracking of their NCOP activity.