Brighton based help with finding work and training or retraining


Supporting access to higher education through the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP)

Widening Participation

The NCOP Programme is funded buy the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) in response to the Government’s ambition to widen participation in HE by:

  • Doubling the proportion of students from disadvantaged backgrounds by 2020
  • Increasing by 20% the number of students from ethnic minority groups
  • Addressing the under-representation of young men from disadvantaged backgrounds


As part of our Project Management offer we have been contracted by the Sussex Learning Network to work on the mentoring strand of their delivery. This will enable young people to develop 1:1 relationships with more experienced individuals who can support and encourage them in their educational progress and attainment.

Debra, who has extensive experience of widening participation, is managing the strategy and delivery plan for the mentoring programmes as well as working with partners to develop, provide training for, and deliver new mentoring schemes.

About the SLN

This 4 year programme runs between 2017 and 2020 and the Sussex Learning Network is one of 29 national consortia who have received funding. The SLN works in partnership with:

  • Universities
  • Colleges
  • Schools
  • Training Providers
  • Local Authorities
  • Local Enterprise Partnerships
  • Third Sector Organisations