Next Steps South West

Petroc is working in collaboration with other South West Universities and Colleges to deliver projects aimed at raising participation in Higher Level Skills; collectively known as Shaping Futures.

The Hidden Talent in Devon and Strategic Employer Engagement in Devon projects work with individuals and employers to address the Higher Education ‘cold spots’ and low skills levels across North Devon & Torridge, both through expanding provision and through identifying and challenging barriers to participation and are partly funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

Next Steps South West is a collaborative project, funded by UniConnect, across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset and comprises 14 Higher Education Institution partners. The project's objective is to engage with young people, aged 13 - 19, from identified target postcodes where research indicates that there are high percentages of young people with the ability to progress into higher education, but low numbers of young people doing so.


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