The scheme involves 200 universities and FECs and will reach 4,300 secondary schools and colleges through 34 local and 4 national networks.
How does it work?
Each network has appointed a single point of contact (SpoC), who will:
- help teachers and advisers find out about the outreach activity which universities and colleges run in their area
- provide general advice about progression into HE.
Each networks hosts a website with information about outreach activity and signposts other information to support schools and colleges as they prepare their students for HE. See the list of networks and their websites.
The three national networks will offer support to specific groups of students at national level. These groups are: students wishing to progress to Oxford or Cambridge, older learners wishing to continue or return to study, and care leavers.
Find a network
To find which networks work with a specific school or college and to find single points of contact and website contact details, use this search tool.
To see the full list of networks and the universities, colleges and other organisations involved in each one see below.
Funding for the networks
The Government has provided £22 million for the NNCO scheme over academic years 2014-15 and 2015-16. The scheme is managed by HEFCE.
Confirmation of formula funding letter 2015-16
Final allocation for the NNCO 2015-16
Final allocations for the NNCO January 2015
Information on the amount of funding allocated to each institution is available in the documents below.
For any questions or comments about this scheme or collaborative outreach, e-mail email@example.com tel 0117 931 7410.