Next Steps South West

Next Steps South West are a government funded consortium working under the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP). Next Steps is made up of partners from all further education and higher education providers across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset and works with over 70 schools.

NCOP aims to increase the number of young people from low participation areas to continue studying at higher education – whether at university, through apprenticeships or whatever route. The main aim of this project is to raise awareness of potential options and provide support and encouragement for students to achieve their full potential.

Students that are from identified low participation areas and have the potential to study at higher education, will be eligible to be part of the Next Steps South West project. This involves in-school sessions for thinking about higher education options, subject specific activities and tasters, summer schools, campus visits and careers support and guidance. The project is opt-in and no student has to be involved if they do not wish, but we hope they would like to join the project and enjoy the activities on offer to them.


Next Steps South West Showcase 
We are Next Steps South West an outreach project. 

The Showcase event to promote our achievements since the project began.

NSSW Showcase Evening

We three Year 11 students  (Lauren, Josie and Alex) accompanied by Ms Devine attended an evening event with an audience of over 250 people including MPs, University Vice Chancellors and a range of professional organisations. Here we gave an overview […]


VIVIT Experience – Monday 17th December 2018

A fantastic oppourtunity for sixth form students. Welcome to the VIVIT Experience, a completely immersive rigorous learning experience. The semi-synthetic human cadaver autopsy will be delivered by an advanced team of human anatomists with qualified teacher status. Each with over […]


Year 10 – Self Made Motivation

To prepare our students for the rigours and challenges of their final GCSE year all year 10 received training funded through the Next Steps programme in College. MADE training delivered sessions on how to be focused and motivated for students to achieve their best […]